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May 5, 1906


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JAMA. 1906;XLVI(18):1355. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.62510450029004

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The lever here illustrated has given satisfaction in the treatment of ingrowing toe-nail. It consists of a piece of galvanized tin 1½ in. long and ¼ in. wide, bent as illustrated (1). The edge is inserted under the nail and held by a piece of adhesive plaster (2), cut transversely into arms a and b. Arms marked a are made fast to the nail to prevent slipping. Arms b are attached to arm of lever. The plaster is then carried round the foot while the desired downward pressure is being made. To separate the granulating surface from the adjoining toe I insert gauze packing (3).

The advantages of my lever are:

  1. The nail is permitted to grow.

  2. The lever can be applied to any nail, regardless of whatever mutilation it may have received.

  3. No packing under the nail is necessary.

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