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Fillers One hundred years ago

Is nail-cutting a surgical operation?

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: (Published 22 May 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:1413

Some time ago a German court had to adjudicate on the question whether corns constitute a disease. A still more abstruse problem has recently engaged the attention of a Vienna tribunal. A medical practitioner of that city, having occasion to operate, very properly trimmed his nails as a preliminary. In …

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