Section : History & Terminology

Mentorship in dermatology – the pioneers

  • France was where a lot of the building of modern dermatology was made.
  • Baron JL Alibert was of high importance in the development of education in dermatology.
    • 3 times a week he conducted rounds in what was to become the first great dermatologic teaching centre: Hopital Saint-Louis.
    • Reminiscent of the fundamental role of the hospital is the Musee des Moulages, where wax reproductions of skin conditions can be seen.
  • Out of many descriptions, Alibert described mycosis fungoides (CTCL)

Source of information: Crissey JT el al. Dermatology and Dermatologists (2002). Parthenon Publishing