Squamous cell carcinoma in situ was described in 1912 as a precancerous dermatosis by Dr John Templeton Bowen (1857-1940)

-He was an American Dermatologist graduated from Harvard and was a Professor of Dermatology. He trained abroad in Germany and Austria.

-Descriptions from him also include Bowenoid papulosis



On a personal basis, he was shy and became removed from social life in his later years.



Source of information: Crissey JT el al. Dermatology and Dermatologists (2002). Parthenon Publishing