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June 2015

Archeological Sites and Dermatologic MedicationsMore Similar Than One May Think

Author Affiliations
  • 1Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC
  • 2Children’s National Medical Center, Washington, DC
JAMA Dermatol. 2015;151(6):650. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2015.138

We noticed that names of medications often resemble names of ancient archeological sites. This may be a coincidence with no significance (a sphinx without a secret), but let’s see how well you can tell one from the other. Here’s your challenge: match the names of dermatologic medications and of Egyptian, Greek, and Mayan archeological sites with their appropriate descriptions (Figure).

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