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Hangnails were considered an example of a minor infliction, not worth the time or trouble of medical attention from a physician. In 2267, when vaguely informed that he was needed aboard the USS Enterprise due to a "medical emergency", Doctor McCoy dismissed it as somebody having discovered a hangnail, but beamed up nonetheless. (TOS: "The Menagerie, Part I")
In 2370, while receiving an extensively thorough annual physical from Julian Bashir, a replicant of Miles O'Brien told him that if he couldn't leave until the doctor found something wrong with him, he'd try to grow him a hangnail. (DS9: "Whispers")
When Kes asked The Doctor for nitrogenated soil samples for the hydroponics bay in 2371, he waxed melodramatic about his trivial cases, complaining, "Now I know how Hippocrates felt when the king needed him to trim a hangnail." (VOY: "Parallax")