History of Dermatology

Nick J. Levell


Dermatology encompasses all of medicine. The history of dermatology stretches back to the earliest records of human activity throughout the world. Ancient Chinese, Indian, Egyptian, Middle Eastern and European scripts mention skin disease and treatments. Dermatology texts have reclassified skin disorders as understanding of the mechanisms has improved through research and by observation and analysis. This evolution of dermatology continues to the present day with advances in molecular medicine.
Keywords history, dermatology, Hippocrates, Galen Willan Bateman, Hebra Alibert Turner


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