Introduction: when did dermatology history begin?

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Ancient dermatology writings

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Growth of rational medicine

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Dermatology after the fall of Rome

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  • 12  Lorry AC. Tractus De Morbis Cutaneis. Paris: P Cavelier, 1777.

Growth of scientific dermatology

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Development of dermatology as a world specialty in the 20th century

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