Henry Radcliffe Crocker (1845-1909) was a British dermatologist and a pioneering educator in his field. At the age of 16 years, he left school to apprentice with a general practitioner. From 1870 to 1875, he attended medical school at University College Hospital, London, while also working as a dispenser to supplement his income.1 In 1876, he became assistant medical officer to the Skin Department at University College Hospital and studied dermatology under his mentor William Tilbury Fox, who he succeeded as department chair in 1879.1
Jayakumar KL, Lipoff JB. Henry Radcliffe Crocker—From the Elephant Man to the Textbook. JAMA Dermatol. 2017;153(7):674. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2017.1318
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