Medicine: Tantalizing Tints

Many a mere man still flinches at the sight of the incarnadined fingernails which modern woman flaunts as a matter of course. Such anti-manicurists could derive moody satisfaction from a tale told recently in the British Medical Journal.

To a British doctor one day last winter came a woman with a scaly rash that covered her whole face to her ears, also appeared behind her knees. The doctor told how he finally traced the rash to its cause—the brilliant carmine nail polish used by the patient. The patches of rash at the back of the knees had him stymied, until the woman...

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