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September 1947

Studies on Acarus Scabiei and Scabies

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1947;56(3):406. doi:10.1001/archderm.1947.01520090128016

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Abstract

The investigations dealing with the scabies mite and the eruption of scabies started in 1942 at the dermatovenereological outpatient clinic of the Kommunehospital and at the University Institute of Histology and Embryology in Copenhagen, Denmark. The studies were continued in 1943 at the dermatovenereological department of St. Göran's Hospital (chief: Dr. Bo Tarras-Wahlberg), at the dermatovenereological clinic of Kungliga Karolinska Institutet (chief: Prof. Sven Hellerström), and at the entomologic department of the Natural History Museum in Stockholm. In 1945 the studies were brought to an end at the dermatovenereological Clinic of the University of Copenhagen, at the Rigshospital (chief: Prof. H. Haxthausen).

This book consists of two parts. The first part deals with a historical survey of the morphology, biology and internal anatomy of the acarus and with sensitization of the human skin to the mite. The second part deals with the author's own investigations in regard to the anatomy

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