Readily visible alterations of the skin surface have been recognized
since the dawn of history, with some being treated, and some not.
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.
* 1 See also * 2 Notes * 3 References * 4 External links
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* ^ "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
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