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Interest in the ecology of skin bacteria and the skin as a habitat has waxed and waned over the past 30 or so years. The past few years have been a particularly active time as were the 1970s. Thirty years ago, a wealth of research demonstrated that different regions of the skin have distinct and reproducible bacterial populations that are determined by the cutaneous anatomy.1
Webster GF. Skin MicroecologyThe Old and the New. Arch Dermatol. 2007;143(1):105–106. doi:10.1001/archderm.143.1.105
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