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Year : 1995  |  Volume : 40  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 23-28

Hardness Of Human Finger Nails

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This paper presents the Rockwell superficial hardness of human finger nails in vitro and its difference due to age, sex and pathological conditions. A highly significant (p<0.01) negative correlation (r = - 0.78) is found to exit between the thickness (X) and the superficial hardness (Y) of the upper surface of the finger nails, The regression equation of Y on X is Y= - 32.26X + 63.82.

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