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The nail is a much neglected appendage of the skin; there is a remarkable paucity of medical literature on nails as compared to hair, for example. Nail disorders can cause considerable morbidity because of disfigurement and interference with function of the digits.
Nardo Zaias is one of a small number of oficionados of the nail who has published on everything from formation to fungi, and this book is a culmination of his experience. I agree with the author's statement that The Nail in Health and Disease is a reference text and not a book to teach the medical practitioner. It
The Nail in Health and Disease.. Ann Intern Med. 1981;95:131. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-95-1-131_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1981;95(1):131.
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