Ferdinand von Hebra

September 7th

• Austrian physician who founded the New Vienna School of Dermatology, which became the basis for modern dermatology.

• He wrote one of the most influential books on dermatology, Atlas der Hautkrankheiten

• Among the many skin diseases that he described and named were lupus, hemorrhoids, rubra and tinea pedis, and he was the first to describe dermatitis herpetiformes.

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