This section is from the book "The Practice Of Palmistry For Professional Purposes", by C. de Saint-Germain. Also available from Amazon: The Practice of Palmistry for Professional Purposes.
A break in one hand only - A very grave illness from which the subject will surely recover; especially if the two fragments overlay each other.
A break in both hands - Great danger of death, especially if the lower fragment turns inward toward the Mount of Venus.
A Very Serious Venereal Diseaie - A triple, much broken Girdle of Venus, starred under the Mount of Sat. urn, the star connecting; with a cross line from the Mount of Jupiter. A broken Line of Life in both hands, and the nails long, brittle, convex and ridged.
"A young man hopelessly ill from the consequences of reckless dissipation, The poison in his blood was finally affecting his lungs and consumption had set in. Died a few years later."
Broken up and laddered - Period of continuous ill health.
Broken but both fragments overlaying each other and joined by a short, distinct cross bar - Recovery from severe illness.
Broken within a square - Signal preservation from great bodily danger.
A broken end of the Line merging- into the Line of Fate - Great danger to life averted by sheer good luck.