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May 16, 2011

The Skin of a Revolutionary

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Author Affiliations: Government of the Principality of Asturias (Ms Coto-Segura) and Dermatology II Department, Hospital Universitario Central de Asturias (Drs Coto-Segura and Santos-Juanes), Asturias, Spain.

Arch Dermatol. 2011;147(5):539. doi:10.1001/archdermatol.2011.92

Jean-Paul Marat (Baudry, Switzerland, born 1743) was murdered July 13, 1793, in Paris, France, while taking a therapeutic bath to treat his mysterious skin disease.13 Charlotte Corday stabbed him to death because she held him responsible for the September Massacres and feared the outbreak of civil war.

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