“Over-enthusiasm for the interrelationships of nails”

Over-enthusiasm and nails are key concepts in this 1957 book review that appeared in the journal Archives of Dermatology, (in vol. 75, no. 3, on page 474):

[Book review of] Fisio-patologia del complesso ungueale (Physiopathology of the Ungual Complex) by P. Sertoli. Price, 3500 lire. Pp. 339, with 143 illustrations. Edizioni Minerva Medica, Corso Bramante 83 (Casella pastale 491) Torino 314, 1956.

“The nails have so much to show, and so little is known of the meaning of what is shown that a new treatise on the nails is welcome. The title stresses the concept of the nail not as a simple appendage but as a complex structure interrelated with physiopathologic processes of the body. It is easy to be carried away by over-enthusiasm for the interrelationships of nails and for symptoms the value of which is often difficult to prove; certain books which have more of fictional than of scientific value are apt to suffer from this fault….”

BONUS (only partly related): This week’s Fun Medical Condition is Ungual Dermatophytosis