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Chapped Hands

Chapped Hands To the Editor:— Hail to the masters of serendipity! Let The Journal record, not a great discovery, but a small boon which adds a touch of elegance to everyday office practice and mitigates a common nuisance. Every housewife knows that with the coming of cold weather her chronically wet hands will become rough, red, uncomfortable, and perhaps fissured. The medical practitioner who washes his hands frequently will also find his hands becoming chapped and then he and the houewife alike will engage in the never ending, never successful search for the magic hand cream to end all this. Recently, when my towels became wet and soggy from repeated use in the office, I put one of them on the hot-air instrument sterilizer; this resulted not only in a dry towel but in a wonderful warm towel. The comfort of a warm towel must be experienced to be appreciated; it is http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA American Medical Association

Chapped Hands

Abstract



To the Editor:—
Hail to the masters of serendipity! Let The Journal record, not a great discovery, but a small boon which adds a touch of elegance to everyday office practice and mitigates a common nuisance.
Every housewife knows that with the coming of cold weather her chronically wet hands will become rough, red, uncomfortable, and perhaps fissured. The medical practitioner who washes his hands frequently will also find his hands becoming...
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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1967 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
0098-7484
eISSN
1538-3598
DOI
10.1001/jama.1967.03120020131043
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Abstract

To the Editor:— Hail to the masters of serendipity! Let The Journal record, not a great discovery, but a small boon which adds a touch of elegance to everyday office practice and mitigates a common nuisance. Every housewife knows that with the coming of cold weather her chronically wet hands will become rough, red, uncomfortable, and perhaps fissured. The medical practitioner who washes his hands frequently will also find his hands becoming chapped and then he and the houewife alike will engage in the never ending, never successful search for the magic hand cream to end all this. Recently, when my towels became wet and soggy from repeated use in the office, I put one of them on the hot-air instrument sterilizer; this resulted not only in a dry towel but in a wonderful warm towel. The comfort of a warm towel must be experienced to be appreciated; it is

Journal

JAMAAmerican Medical Association

Published: Jan 9, 1967

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