Papules, pustules, vesicles..where does this come from ?
-Description of primary and secondary lesions is the ground for modern dermatology and the classification of skin diseases.
-From 1798 to 1808, different parts of a book called “On cutaneous diseases” was published by the British dermatologist Dr Robert Willan (1757-1812) [He also described erythema infectiosum occuring in childhood. The disease is also known as fifth disease or slapped-cheek syndrome]
To view other old books in dermatology from the 19th century, click here.
Crissey JT el al. Dermatology and Dermatologists (2002). Parthenon Publishing
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