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LATE NINETEENTH CENTURY AMERICAN DERMATOLOGY

Duhring's description of dennatitis herpetifonnis represents one of dennatology's finest clinical syntheses. It united under one title a great many grouped, pruritic, papular, vesicular, bullous, and urticarial eruptions that had rattled around in the literature as independent entities for years, poorly described and saddled with a host of confusing names. Modern immunologic investigative techniques have confinned the accuracy this insightful synthesis. Duhring also showed us the proper way to extract the maximum mileage from a winner. He published 18 papers on the subject.