Classics in Clinical Dermatology with Biographical Sketches, 50th Anniversary: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Classics in Clinical Dermatology with Biographical Sketches, 50th Anniversary

1st Edition

By Walter B. Shelley, John Thorne Crissey

CRC Press

680 pages | 152 B/W Illus.

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First published in 1953, this new edition of the popular Classics in Clinical Dermatology with Biographical Sketches has been updated to include developments during the 50 years since its initial publication. It contains the complete contents of the first edition and presents over 30 additional papers, some of them classics not included in the first edition and other significant publications from the second half of the 20th century. The diseases depicted vary from daily clinical fare to the rarest of the rare. Some chapters provide case reports, while others are the result of countless hours spent meticulously studying patients. Compiled and edited by acknowledged leaders in the field, Classics in Clinical Dermatology with Biographical Sketches 50th Anniversary, Second Edition gives you a taste of the diagnostic problems confronted by master dermatologists and how they solved them.


Reviews of the first edition:

"The authors have been successful in presenting the background of dermatologic literature in a highly entertaining and informative fashion. The volume is recommended for anyone interested in dermatology."

- Southern Medical Journal

"This delightful book will please all interested in the history of medicine and in the eponymous figures of dermatology."

- The Lancet

"… This volume is truly one of the classics of the dermatology literature. … Shelley had a brilliant mind, which would later make him one of the most respected professors in dermatology. … Nicely illustrated with drawings and photographs of many of the disorders. … Although this book is 650 pages long, I could hardly put it down. It is a tribute to Drs Shelley and Crissey and their incredible energy in assembling a 50th anniversary addition. 'Classics in Dermatology With Biological Sketches' belongs on the bookshelf of every serious dermatologist."

- William P. Coleman III, M.D., JAMA, Vol. 292, no. 4, July 28, 2004

Table of Contents


Robert Willan

Purpose of a Treatise on Cutaneous Disease, Definitions of Technical Terms, Psoriasis, Ichthyosis, Erythema Nodosum, Pemphigus.

Thomas Bateman

Molluscum Contagiosum, Papular Urticaria, Eczema, Sycosis Barbae.

Michael Underwood

Sclerema Neonatorum

Jean Louis Albert

Lupus Vulgaris, Ketoid, Mycosis Fungoides, Dermatolysis.

Armand Trousseau

Cutaneous Diphtheria

Luca Stulli

Mal de Meleda

Pierre Francois Rayer

Ecthyma, Chelitis Exfoliative, Lingua Nigra.

Samuel Plumbe

Acne Vulgaris. Tinea Capitis.

Alphee Cazenave

Pemphigus Foliaceus. Lupus Erythematosus.

Julius Otto Ludwig Moeller

Moeller's Glossitis

Auguste Nelaton

Malum Perforans Pedis

Alphonse Devergie

Numular Eczema. Pityriasis Rubra Pilaris.

Max Burchardt


Ernest Bazin

Eyrthema Induratum. Hydroa Vacciniforme.

Thomas Addison

Xanthoma. Morphea.

Camille Gilbert

Pitytiasis Rosea

Samuel Wilks

Verruca Necrogenica


Ferdinand von Hebra

Erythema Multiformes. Lichen Scrofulosorum. Prurigo. Pitytriasis Rubra. Rhinoscleronia. Impetigo Herpetiformis.

Jules Parrot

Edema Neonatorum

Erasmus Wilson

Lichen Planus. Necus Araneus. Exfoliate Dermatitis. Neurotic Excoriations.

Edward Nettleship

Urticaria Pigmentosa

Richard von Volkmann

Cheilitis Glandularis

Tilbury Fox

Impetigo Contagiosa. Dysidrosis.

James Paget

Paget's Disease


Louis Duhring

Prurigo Hiemalis. Dermatitis Herpetiformis.

Isidor Neumann

Pemphigus Vegetans.

Walter G. Smith


Moritz Kaposi

Dermatitis Papillaris. Capillitii. Multiple Idiopathic Hemorrhagic Sarcoma. Xeroderma Pigmentation. Kaposi's Varicelliform Eruption.

William Augustus Hardaway

Prurigo Nodularis.

Alfred Goldscheider

Epidermolysis Bullosa.

Heinrich Irenaeus Quincke

Angiobeurotic Edema.

Jonathan Hutchinson

Hydroa Aestivale. Solid Edema. Arsenical Keratosis. Angioma Serpiginosum.

August Breisky

Kraurosis Vulvae.

Julius Friedrich Rosenbach


Ernst Lebericht Wagner

Colloid Millum. Dermatomyositis.

Henry Radcliffe-Crocker

Dermatitis Gangrenosa Infantum. Dermatitis Repens. Erythema Elevatum Diutinum. Granuloma Annulare.

Paul Gerson Unna

Seborrheic Dermatitis.

Charles Quinquaud

Folliculitis Decalvans.

James C. White

Keratosis Follicularis.

J.J. Pringle

Adenoma Sebaceum.

Colcott Fox

Eyrthema Gyratum Perstans.

Ernst Schweninger

Multiple Benign Tumor-like New Growths of the Skin.

Sigmund Pollitzer

Acanthosis Nigricans.

Ernst Besnier

Atopic Dermatitis.

H.G. Brooke

Epithelioma Adenoides Cysticum.

William F. Milroy

Hereditary Edema of the Legs.

Emile Vidal

Keratosis Blennorrhagica.

Vittorio Mibelli

Angiokeratoma. Porokeratosis.

Andrew Rose Robinson


John Addison Fordyce

Angiokeratoma of the Scrotum. Pseudo-colloid of the Lips.

Henri Rendu

Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia.

Antonin Poncet

Pyogenic Granuloma.

Domenico Majocchi

Purpura Annularis Telangiectodes.

Henri Hallopeau

Lichen Sclerosus et Atrophicus. Acrodermatitis Continua.

Benjamin Robinson Schenck


Caesar Boeck



Jean-Louis Brocq

Pseudopelade. Keratosis Pilaris. Neurodermatitis Circumscripta. Congenital Ichthyosiform Erythroderma. Parapsoriasis.

Edvard Ehlers

The Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome.

George Henry Fox

Fox-Fordyce Disease.

Abraham Buschke

Scleredema Adultorum.

Martin Feeney Engman

Infectious Eczematoid Dermatitis.

Theodor Escherich

Erythema Infectiosum.

Josef Jadassohn

Macular Atrophy. Granulosis Rubra Nasi. Cutis Verticis Gyrata. Pachyonychia Congenita.

Eduard Jacobi

Poikilodermia Vascularis Atrophicans.

Felix Pinkus

Lichen Nitidus.

Carl Leiner

Leiner's Disease.

Grover Wende

Eyrthema Figurata Perstans.

Jay Frank Schamberg

Schamberg's Disease. Grain Itch.

Louis Queyrat


J.E. McDonagh


John T. Bowen

Bowen's Disease.

Benjamin Lipschuetz

Ulcus Vulvae Acutum.

Richard L. Sutton

Periadentis Mucosa Necrotica Recurrens. Leucoderma Acquisitum Centrifugum.

C. Guy Lane


Max Winkler

Chrondrodermatitis. Nodularis Chronica Helicis.

Jean Darier

Darier's Disease. Pseudo-xanthoma Elasticum. Erythema Annularae Centrifugum.

Gustav Riehl

Tuberculosis Verrucosa Cutis. Riehl's Melanosis.

F. Parkes-Weber

Relapsing Non-suppurative Nodular Panniculitis.

Aldo Castellani

Dermatosis Papulosa Nigra.

Henri Gougerot and Paul Blum

Pigmented Pupuric Lichenoid Dermatitis.

George Pornet

Symmetric Erythema of the Soles.

Bruno Bloch

Incontinentia Pigmenti.

Francis E. Senear and Barney Usher

Pemphigus Erythematodes.

Erich Urbach

Necrobiosis Lipoidica Diabeticorum.

George A. Peterkin


Marion A. Sulzberger and William Garbe

Exudative Discoid and Lichenoid Chronic Dermatosis.

Hulusi Behcet

Triple Symptom Complex.

Howard Hailey and Hugh Hailey

Familial Benign Chronic Pemphigus.

Joao Paulo Vieira

Fogo Salvagem.

Stuart D. Allen and John P. O'Brien

Tropical Anidrosis.

Johannes Fabry

Angiokeratoma Corporis Diffusum (Fabry's Disease).

Agostino A. Pasini and Luigi E. Pierini

Atrophoderma of Pasini and Pierini.

Louis Brunsting

Pyoderma Gangrenosum.

F. Wegener

Wegener's Granulomatosis.

Albert Sezary

Sezary Syndrome.

Masao Ota.

Nevus Fusco-coeruleus Ophthalmomaxillaris (Nevus of Ota).

S. William Becker

Necrolytic Migratory Erythema: (Glucagonoma Syndrome) . Becker's Nevus.

Clarence S. Livingood

Dhobie Dermatitis.

Eugene M. Farber

Hypertensive Ulcer.

Sophie Spitz

Spitz Nevus.

Walter F. Lever

Bullous Pemphigoid

Max Jessner

Jessner's Lymphocytic Infiltrate.


F. Gianotti and A. Crosti

Gianotti-Crosti Syndrome (Papular Acrodermatitis of Childhood)).

Ian Bruce Sneddon and Darrell S. Wilkinson

Sneddon's Syndrome. Sneddon-Wilkinson Disease.

Alan Lyell

Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis (Lyells Syndrome).

Walter B. Shelley

Larva Currens. Cold Erythema. Aquagenic Urticaria. Autoimmune Progesterone Sensitivity Dermatitis. Piezogenic Pedal Papules. Pincer Nails. Mid-dermal Elastolysis Wrinkles. Adrenergic Urticaria. Non-pigmenting Fixed Drug Eruption. Estrogen Dermatitis. Abacus Nodule. IgE Bullous Dermatitis. Aquadynia.

William Bennett Bean

Blue Rubber Bleb Nervous Syndrome (Bean's Syndrome).

Earl W. Netherton

Netherton's Syndrome.

Harold O. Perry

Reticular Erythematous Mucinosis (REM Syndrome).

Albert M. Kligman

Telogen Effluvium.

John T. Crissey

Calcaneal Petechiae (Black Heel, Talon Noir).

Robert W. Goltz

Focal Dermal Hypoplasia Syndrome (Goltz Syndrome).

Peter D. Samman

Yellow Nail Syndrome.

R.D. Sweet

Sweet Syndrome: Acute Febrile Neutrophilic Dermatosis.

Andre Bazex

Acrokeratosis Paraneoplastica (Bazex Syndrome). Follicular Atrophoderma and Basal Cell Carcinoma Syndrome (Bazex Atrophoderma).

Ervin Epstein

Acanthoma Fissuratum

Marvin E. Chernosky

Disseminated Superficial Actinic Porokeratosis (DSAP).

Amir H. Mehregan

Reactive Perforating Collagenosis.

Tomisaku Kawasaki

Kawasaki's Disease (Mucocutaneous Lymp Node Syndrome).

Thomas B. Fitzpatrick

The Ash Leaf Macule of Tuberous Sclerosis.

Lawrence M. Solomon

Epidermal Nevus Syndrome.

Ralph W. Grover

Grover's Disease (Transient Acantholytic Dermatosis).

Shigeo Ofuji

Eosinophilic Pustular Folliculitis (Ofuji's Disease). Papuloerythroderma of Ofuji.

George C. Wells

Eosinophilic Cellulitis (Wells' Syndrome).

Peyton E. Weary

Weary's Syndrome. Cowden's Syndrome.

Rona M. MacKie

Juvenile Plantar Dermatosis.

Thomas J. Lawley

Pruritic Urticarial Papules and Plaques of Pregnancy (PUPP).

Steven Kossard and Richard K. Winklemann

Necrobiotic Xanthogranuloma.

Grant Anhalt

Paraneoplastic Pemphigus.


Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / General
MEDICAL / Dermatology
MEDICAL / History