The young woman with a wart on her noseBMJ 1999; 319 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.319.7221.1349 (Published 20 November 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:1349
- Donald W MacCorquodale, fellow emeritus of the American College of Preventive Medicine
- Washington, USA.
One afternoon when I went to my office I found that my first patient was a rather plain, sinply dressed, young woman, who was about 20 years old. “What can I do for you?” I asked. “I want you to take this wart off my nose,” she replied. I could see nothing, but when I looked through a magnifying glass I saw that there was a tiny circular area that was just the least bit paler than the surrounding skin. “Look,” I said, “I don't think I should touch that. If I do anything it will leave a very visible scar. That little pale …