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Document Type

Research

Abstract

A case of symphalangy has been traced through six generations. In the course of six generations, seventeen out of nineteen individuals are affected with this trait. In all individuals, with the exception of one young woman, the fifth finger is bent mesially to a very marked degree at the junction of the middle and distal phalanges. In this exceptional case there is no ankylosis in any of the joints of the index finger of the right hand. Symphalangy is symmetrical in all other members of the family.

Publication Date

1938

Journal Title

Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science

Volume

45

Issue

1

First Page

309

Last Page

309

Copyright

© Copyright 1938 by the Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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