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July 1929


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1929;20(1):100. doi:10.1001/archderm.1929.01440010108015

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We publish this month a great dermatologic find which has been made by Dr. John E. Lane in the discovery of several pictures of Robert Willan. Two of them are copies of portraits of him in his later years and one in middle life. Willan, of course, is one of the great figures of dermatology. If he had done nothing else, he gave us the generalization, eczema, which has furnished our main occupation and subject of discussion these hundred years past. His fame is that of a dermatologist. But he also deserves to be remembered as a clinician in general medicine for his position as a teacher—Addison and Bright were his pupils —for his work on vaccination in support of Jenner, and for his pioneer work in sanitation among the poor of London. No portrait of Willan was known to exist. Lane, in his historical studies, has given us all

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