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June 1970

Favus Again Mistaken for Leprosy in the Renaissance

Author Affiliations


From the Department of Dermatology, College of Medicine, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati.

Arch Dermatol. 1970;101(6):688. doi:10.1001/archderm.1970.04000060060014

A pictorial example of the confusion of scalp conditions and leprosy in the Middle Ages is the picture by Jan de Bray of the Governors of the Leprosy Hospital.