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November 1943

A SCHEMATIC CLASSIFICATION OF ANIMAL ORGANISMS CAUSING DERMATOLOGIC DISEASES

Author Affiliations

LOS ANGELES

From the Department of Dermatology and Syphilology, School of Medicine, University of Southern California.

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1943;48(5):512-513. doi:10.1001/archderm.1943.01510050036005
Abstract

In preparing an exhibit1 on diseases due to animal organisms (excluding protozoa), the accompanying chart was constructed. To my knowledge, no similar tabular classification is available in dermatologic textbooks, and I believe that such a chart may have both general and pedagogic interest.

In construction of the chart emphasis was placed on keeping the material and its arrangement as simple as possible. Consequently, no attempt was made to include data on the parasitologic classification2 of the organisms referred to, such as classes, orders and families, because the inclusion of such information would have made the chart unwieldy and unreadably complex. However, readers who are interested in the classification of the organisms will find the pertinent parasitologic data in Hegner, Root, Augustine and Huff's "Parasitology."3

The chart makes no claim to completeness, but it does list all animal organisms of practical dermatologic importance in the

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