Richard Barratt Terry (1914 – 1960) was an English Physician. Remembered for his description of Terry’s Nails (1954); Red half-moon nails (1954)
Terry’s nails are a type of apparent leukonychia, characterized by ground glass opacification of almost the entire nail, with a narrow band of normal, pink nail bed at the distal border, and often with obliteration of the lunula.
Are characterised by a sharply demarcated nail bed change – the proximal portion of each nail bed as whitish and the distal portion red, pink, or brown. In addition to the nail-bed change, there may also be associated the presence of melanin in the acral part of the nail plate itself, thus involving a second […]
Rudolf Adriaan Mees (1873-1964) was a Dutch psychiatrist and physician. Described Mees lines in acute arsenic poisoning (1919)
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Ernest Septimus Reynolds (1861 – 1926) was an English physician.
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Mees lines: white bands traversing the full width of the nail, running parallel to the lunula, with no palpable ridges. As the nail grows they bands move distally and finally disappear when trimmed. The finding was initially related to acute arsenic poisoning.