FERDINAND VON HEBRA has rightfully been called the founder of modern dermatology. His stimulating discoveries and teachings, together with those of his successor, Kaposi, and his later followers in Vienna, laid the foundations for present-day dermatology and brought about its development as a separate, well-defined branch of medical science. It was von Hebra who established the Vienna School as the center of dermatological training and research in Europe, and indeed throughout the world, during the latter part of the 19th century.
Von Hebra was the first to apply modern research methods to dermatology, the first to cut through the maze of antiquated and conflicting theory and practice concerning diseases of the skin, and the first to create and perpetuate a genuine and widespread interest in dermatology. Von Hebra, the clinician Skoda, and the pathologist Rokitansky have been referred to as the glorious triumvirate, since they brought honor and
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