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March 2017

Much More Than Movie Magic—Dermatologic Applications of Medical Moulage

Author Affiliations
  • 1Health Department of Dermatology & Cutaneous Surgery, University of South Florida, Tampa
JAMA Dermatol. 2017;153(3):318. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2016.0527

The application of medical moulage is most commonly associated with training health care professionals in simulated disaster drills or as an aid in emergency preparedness education. Similarly, silicon prosthetic makeup is more widely known for the central role it plays in front of the camera lens, applied meticulously to Hollywood’s stars. While these better-known examples of the application of moulage take the center stage, this Notable Note sheds the spotlight on the rich but lesser-known history of the use of medical moulage in dermatology.

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