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To the Editor.—
Since a considerable number of dermatologists are interested in medical history, I wish to call the attention of the readers of the Archives to a very interesting and dermatologically significant inaugural dissertation from the Christian-Albrechts University of Kiel in West Germany (1969). A copy of it was obtained from the author, Dr. Walther Dann, through the efforts of Dr. Robert Rosenthal of St. Paul. The title describes the nature of the thesis: The Illustration of Cutaneous Diseases from the Beginning of Modern Dermatology Until the End of the Nineteenth Century. The author's stated goals were to provide as completely as possible a list of 19th century dermatologic atlases and of a few relevant monographs, to describe their techniques of illustration, and to relate them with the development of dermatology. The principal commentary of the dissertation is divided into three periods of technical development of illustrative techniques. Also
Lynch FW. A Note on Medical History. Arch Dermatol. 1973;108(4):582. doi:10.1001/archderm.1973.01620250062027