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-Brittleness of the nails is often a symptom of a low state of health. Gout is a common cause of it. When affections of the nails occur independently, they are best treated by medicines.

Arsenicum 3.

-When the nails crack.

Graphites 6.

-Thick, corrugated nails.


-Ulcers around the nails.

Secal. 3.

-Degeneration of the pulp of the nails.

Tone-nail, In-growing. See IN-GROWING TOE-NAIL.

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John Henry Clarke

John Henry Clarke

John Henry Clarke MD (1853 – November 24, 1931 was a prominent English classical homeopath. Dr. Clarke was a busy practitioner. As a physician he not only had his own clinic in Piccadilly, London, but he also was a consultant at the London Homeopathic Hospital and researched into new remedies — nosodes. For many years, he was the editor of The Homeopathic World. He wrote many books, his best known were Dictionary of Practical Materia Medica and Repertory of Materia Medica

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