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Readily visible alterations of the skin surface have been recognized since the dawn of history, with some being treated, and some not. Avicenna 's _ The Canon of Medicine
The Canon of Medicine
_ (1025) described treatments for a variety of skin conditions , including skin cancer . The preferred medication it recommended was zinc oxide . Though today it is no longer used for treating skin cancer, it is still widely used today to treat a variety of other skin conditions, in products such as baby powder and creams to treat diaper rashes , calamine cream, anti-dandruff shampoos , and antiseptic ointments.

In 1572, Geronimo Mercuriali of Forlì, Italy, completed _De morbis cutaneis_ (translated "On the diseases of the skin"), and is known as the first scientific work to be dedicated to dermatology. One source lists Jean Astruc (1684-1766) as the founder of modern dermatology. In 1799, Francesco Bianchi wrote the book _Dermatologia_ which is the first comprehensive textbook of modern dermatology written for the students of medicine.

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

CONTENTS

* 1 See also * 2 Notes * 3 References * 4 External links

SEE ALSO

* Vienna School of Dermatology
Dermatology
* List of dermatologists * List of cutaneous conditions

NOTES

* ^ Harding, Fred John (2007). _Breast Cancer: Cause - Prevention - Cure_. Tekline Publishing. p. 82. ISBN 0-9554221-0-8 . * ^ "The History of Dermatology". Retrieved 2009-04-13. * ^ William Allen Pusey (1979). _History of Dermatology_. AMS Press. p. 132. ISBN 978-0-404-13360-3 . * ^ Freedberg, et al. (2003). _Fitzpatrick's Dermatology
Dermatology
in General Medicine_. (6th ed.). McGraw-Hill Professional. Page 3. ISBN 0-07-138076-0 .

REFERENCES

* Copeman PW (February 1995). "The creation of global dermatology" . _J R Soc Med_. 88 (2): 78–84. PMC 1295100  _. PMID 7769599 . * Tilles G, Wallach D (1989). "". Ann Dermatol Venereol_ (in French). 116 (1): 9–26. PMID 2653160 . * Jackson R (May 1977). "Historical outline of attempts to classify skin diseases" . _Can Med Assoc J_. 116 (10): 1165–8. PMC 1879511  _. PMID 324589 . * King JM (April 1983). "Historical review of early dermatology by J. M. King, MD, Nashville, Tenn. Originally published May 1927". South. Med. J_. 76 (4): 426–36. PMID 6340211 . doi :10.1097/00007611-198304000-00004 .

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