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January 1980

Nail Growth: Thirty-five Years of Observation

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Internal Medicine and Institute for the Medical Humanities, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston.

Arch Intern Med. 1980;140(1):73-76. doi:10.1001/archinte.1980.00330130075019

• A 35-year observation of the growth of my nails indicates the slowing of growth with increasing age. The average daily growth of the left thumbnail, for instance, has varied from 0.123 mm a day during the first part of the study when I was 32 years of age to 0.095 mm a day at the age of 67.

(Arch Intern Med 140:73-76, 1980)

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