Two pre-Willan descriptions of psoriasis
Clinics in Dermatology, 08/21/2012
De Bersaques J – Here the authors present two instances in which such clinical descriptions are given. Benjamin Franklin wrote about his own skin lesions and their evolution. Dr. Willam Falconer, physician in Bath, England, presents the clinical symptoms and his results with 83 patients with ‘lepra graecorum' treated between 1772 and 1775. One can wonder why such a now frequent, obvious and distinctive disease had not attracted more attention.