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August 2015

José Gay Prieto: Teacher of Dermatologists

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  • 1Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida
JAMA Dermatol. 2015;151(8):861. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2014.5433

José Gay Prieto, born on January 17, 1905, was one of the most renowned Spanish dermatologists. He greatly contributed to the development of dermatology in Spain and around the world.1-3 He was trained at the San Carlos Clinical Hospital in Madrid, where he excelled academically and stood out for his great communication skills. He then pursued a dermatology residency under the mentorship of Dr José Sánchez Covisa and Dr Julio Bejarano at San Juan de Dios Hospital, which was dedicated to the treatment of leprosy, dermatologic and venereal diseases. Throughout his academic career he worked under the mentorship of Civatte, Pautrier, Jadasshon, and Bloch. In 1933, at the age of 28, he was appointed professor and chairman of dermatology at Granada University, and in 1940 he was subsequently named chairman at University of Madrid.

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