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Sep 2012

Strange but True Moments in Dermatology

Arch Dermatol. 2012;148(9):1022. doi:10.1001/archdermatol.2012.2013

From the panorama of life and from history's dramatic events, this article presents the following strange but true moments in dermatology:

On May 11, 1960, an undercover team of Israeli intelligence agents captured Ricardo Klement in Argentina; he was suspected of being the notorious Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann. Eichmann's identity was confirmed, in part, by the discovery of a small scar under his left arm where his SS tattoo had been erased (SS officers had their blood type tattooed in that location).1 Eichmann was transported to Israel, where he was tried, convicted, and hanged on May 31, 1962, for his crimes against humanity.