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March 2015

Jonathan Hutchinson: The Greatest Syphilographer of All Time

Author Affiliations
  • 1Private practice (dermatologist, venereologist), Beirut, Lebanon
  • 2Department of Dermatology, Mount Lebanon Hospital, Beirut, Lebanon
JAMA Dermatol. 2015;151(3):277. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2014.4107

Jonathan Hutchinson is recognized as the foremost British syphilologist of the 19th century. His interest in syphilis began early in his career, in 1849, when he described 2 cases of keratitis associated with congenital syphilis (CS).1 He realized later that very little had been written about CS.1

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