Diseases affecting the skin have tended to provoke a response of particular horror in society. This collection of essays uses case studies to chart the medical history of skin from the eighteenth to the twentieth century.

chapter |16 pages

Scratching the Surface: An Introduction – Kevin Siena and

ByJonathan Reinarz

chapter 7|14 pages

Discovering the ‘Leper’: Shi ing Attitudes towards Leprosy in

ByTwentieth-Century Uganda – Kathleen Vongsathorn