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September 1975

Nail Diseases in Internal Medicine

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San Francisco

Arch Dermatol. 1975;111(9):1223. doi:10.1001/archderm.1975.01630210139030

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This slim monograph interprets nail disorders for the internist rather than attempting to fully cover the dermatological implications of nail disease. The 86 pages of text are divided into three chapters. The dermatologic reader will find a review of the Samman monograph of greater help than this summary of anatomy and physiology.

The chapter on nail symptoms describes the morphology of the various nail diseases (rather than the symptomology). This is more extensively covered in the standard texts. The last chapter on the nail in internal diseases provides a rapid (but incomplete) review of the relationship of the nail to diseases of other organ systems (liver disease, osteoarticular diseases, etc).

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