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This relatively small (1 cm), pigmented nodule of uncertain duration was noticed on the left arm of a 57-year-old man with a history of skin cancer. What do you suspect here?

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Nail clubbing may occur with many conditions. In these two patients, it heralded lung cancer.

A 23-year-old African American woman had variably shaped areas of atrophy and hypopigmentation on the face and ear. Your diagnosis?

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There is a strange healing power in a doctor's words that has allowed doctors to be useful over the millennia even when their treatments were ineffective or harmful. Reduced fear and renewed hope are wonderful medicines.

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