Jonathan Hutchinson was born in Selby, England, in 1828. He is well known for the eponymous terms named after him and his catchy descriptive terms that were accurate and well-remembered, for instance, the “apple jelly” for lupus vulgaris, the “screwdriver” for central incisor peg teeth, and the “ground glass” for cornea of congenital syphilis.1 He believed that illustrations were a necessary adjunct of clinical observations. He employed an artist to visit the wards and paint pictures of skin lesions, and later he built a museum for his collection of drawings, illustrations, and wax models for pathological and dermatological conditions.2 Hutchinson was a surgeon, dermatologist, ophthalmologist, and pathologist. Of note, his interest in pathology was influenced by James Paget.2
Alsaidan M, Simmons BJ, Bray FN, Falto-Aizpurua LA, Griffith RD, Nouri K. Jonathan Hutchinson—The Eponyms Physician. JAMA Dermatol. 2015;151(6):634. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2015.0325
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