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August 2018

The Father of Spanish Dermatology

Author Affiliations
  • 1The University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, Galveston
  • 2Department of Internal Medicine, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, Dallas
JAMA Dermatol. 2018;154(8):912. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2018.0896

José Eugenio de Olavide graduated with a degree in medicine and surgery in 1859 in his hometown of Madrid. After completing his studies, Olavide went to Paris and worked with several renowned physicians, including Armand Trousseau, Alfred Velpeau, and Jacques Maisonneuve. Olavide would attend grand rounds presentations at the Hospital Saint-Louis, where he was exposed to famed dermatologists Pierre-Antoine-Ernest Bazin and Alfred Hardy.1 After spending 2 years in Paris, he returned to Madrid as a physician in the Hospital San Juan de Dios.2

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