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Notable Notes
July 2016

The Witches of Macbeth

Author Affiliations
  • 1National University Hospital, Singapore
  • 2private practice

Copyright 2016 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.

JAMA Dermatol. 2016;152(7):767. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2015.5543

You should be women,
And yet your beards forbid me to interpret
That you are so.

William Shakespeare, Macbeth, Act I, Scene iii

It has been 400 years since the passing of William Shakespeare (1564-1616), yet his plays continue to be performed and enjoyed worldwide. This Notable Note pays tribute to the great English playwright, as it takes a dermatologic look at 3 of Shakespeare’s most colorful characters: the Witches of Macbeth.