This constitutes the first installment of what we hope will in time become a comprehensive bibliography of secondary sources on the history of dermatology. By "secondary sources," we mean books or articles written with historical intent including biographies and obituaries, which are, however, omitted from the present installment. "Primary sources" include clinical manuals, case reports, and general textbooks. The second installment will consist of biographies and obituaries, also from journals. Eventually, we hope to compile a list of books and parts of books also dealing with the history of dermatology.
It is recognized that our restriction to English-language sources will limit the usefulness of this compilation, especially from the viewpoint of professional historians and scholars. We hope to correct this deficiency in the future by developing bibliographies of foreign-language sources, perhaps with the assistance of European, South American, Asian, and African dermatologists. At present, our objective is to encourage historical
Parish LC, Holloway LM, Ashby S, Rovner JL. Bibliography of Secondary Sources on the History of DermatologyI. Journal Articles in English. Arch Dermatol. 1973;108(3):351–366. doi:10.1001/archderm.1973.01620240005001
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