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January 1928


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1928;17(1):23-60. doi:10.1001/archderm.1928.02380070040003

INTRODUCTION  "TOMORROW'S ADVANCE DEPENDS ON TODAY AND YESTERDAY"The current literature and the textbooks refer time and again to a structure in the histology of the skin, to a physiologic property or to a pharmacologic preparation used in dermatology by the proper name of the discoverer, or inventor. As in the case of diseases of the skin named after their finders, one seldom learns more than the eponym. In general, as I have already written,1 little is known regarding the man whose name is applied, and few would be able to give with accuracy any details concerning him. In this article I will consider the eponyms not included in my former paper in which I gave nearly all the eponyms of diseases of the skin.I have made every effort to confirm each reference given, but this has not been possible in every instance. Corrections and suggestions for the

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