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Karl Marx and Hidradenitis Suppurativa (Verneuil’s disease)

Thursday, March 12th, 2015




Karl Marx (1818-1883) is a socialist philosopher of the 19th century who is the father of modern communism (Marxism-Leninism)…and authored the Communist Manifesto (with F.Engels), one of the most important documents of the 19th century. Many countries had adopted this state mode of functioning and it counter-balanced capitalism. Marx had Hidradenitis Suppurativa (Verneuil’s disease) and […]

Morgan Freeman and Dermatosis Papulosa Nigra (DPN)

Thursday, March 12th, 2015




Morgan Freeman (b. 1937) is an African-American actor who displays brownish “stuck-on” papules around the eyes. These lesions are compatible with a type of seborrheic (seborrheic) keratosis called Dermatosis Papulosa Nigra (DPN) Even though the lesions are benign many choose to have them removed for cosmetic reasons. Treatment carries a risk of post-inflammatory hyper pigmentation […]

Stalin: Psoriasis and Facial Scars (from Smallpox)

Thursday, March 12th, 2015




Joseph Stalin (1878-1953; Ioseb Besarionis Dze Jugashvili; Ио́сиф Виссарио́нович Ста́лин) was the leader of the Soviet Union from the mid 1920s to his death in 1953. He had smallpox in childhood and at the age of 7 which left him badly scarred. The marks are meticulously hidden by the censorship. However they are visible in […]

Diana, princess of Wales and Rosacea (Lady Diana)

Monday, March 2nd, 2015




Lady Diana (1961-1997) is one of the most famous British personalities and was the Princess of Wales when she got married to Prince Charles in 1981. Since that time, she was closely (too closely) followed by the media until her death in Paris 16 years later. She was often described as a shy person and […]

George Orwell and Stevens-Johnson Syndrome

Sunday, February 22nd, 2015




George Orwell (Eric Blair; 1903-1950) was one of the most influential of English writers in the 20th century. He wrote famous books such as 1984 (written in 1948): this masterpiece shows what totalitarian rule can be and even nowadays it displays how people can be manipulated to maintain society as it is. He was a […]

Richard Nixon and Hyperhidrosis

Thursday, February 19th, 2015




Richard Nixon (1913-1994) served as the President of the United States from 1969 to 1974, when he resigned because of the Watergate scandal. It is interesting to see that most people see him as a tense figure in debates, especially the one he had against Kennedy in 1960 (which he lost): in the video above […]

Indira Gandhi (ইন্দিৰা গান্ধী) and Piebaldism

Monday, February 16th, 2015




Indira Gandhi (ইন্দিৰা গান্ধী; 1917-1984) was the prime minister of India from in 1966 to 1977 (2 terms). She is the daughter of J.Nehru. She held a third term from 1980 to 1984, when she was assassinated. She has the characteristic white forelock of piebaldism: Piebaldism is inherited in an autosomal dominant way and is […]

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