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Ainhum. Presented by Dr. Adolph Rostenberg.
This Negress, aged 71, born in South Carolina, has resided in New York for the last thirty-five years and has never been out of the United States. She says that as far as she knows there has never been a similar trouble in the family. Her past history is irrelevant, and she cannot remember ever having injured the affected toe.
The patient states that about four years ago she occasionally had pain between the fourth and the fifth toe of the left foot and that in the last two years the pain has become more severe. Since August 1933 she attended a "foot clinic" but obtained little relief. She first noticed a ring at the base of the toe in April or May 1933. At that time the pain became so intolerable that she could not wear a shoe or even a stocking.
Silver H, Kelley EF. BRONX DERMATOLOGICAL SOCIETY. Arch Derm Syphilol. 1936;33(5):936–944. doi:10.1001/archderm.1936.01470110156016
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