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Dermatology is the branch of medicine dealing with the skin.[1][2] It is a speciality with both medical and surgical aspects.[3][4][5] A dermatologist is a specialist doctor who manages diseases related to skin, hair and nails and some cosmetic problems.[2][6]

Etymology

Attested in English in 1819, the word dermatology derives from the Greek δέρματος (dermatos), genitive of δέρμα (derma), "skin"[7] (itself from δέρω dero, "to flay"[8]) and -λογία -logia.

History

In 1801 the first great school of dermatology became a reality at the famous Hôpital Saint-Louis in Paris, and the first textbooks (Willan's, 1798–1808) and atlases (Alibert's, 1806–1814) appeared in print around the same time.[9]

Training

Dermatologist
Occupation
NamesDoctor, Medical Specialist
Occupation type
Specialty
Activity sectors
Medicine
Description
Education required
Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) or
Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) or
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
Fields of
employment
Hospitals, Clinics