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Everard Home, John Hunter, and cutaneous horns: a historical review

Bondeson, Jan 2001. Everard Home, John Hunter, and cutaneous horns: a historical review. American Journal of Dermatopathology 23 (4) , pp. 362-369.

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A cutaneous horn is a protrusion from the skin made up of cornified material. These horns can be derived from a variety of epidermal lesions, both benign and malignant. This historical article reviews a number of early instances of cutaneous horns, some reported in the 16th and 17th centuries. The Danish anatomist Thomas Bartholin was the first to have a correct theory of the ethiology of these horny growths, and the English surgeons John Hunter and Everard Home confirmed his findings in the late 18th century.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Medicine
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Dermatology/history, Female, History, 16th Century, History, 17th Century, History, 18th Century, History, 19th Century, Humans, Male, Skin Neoplasms/etiology, Skin Neoplasms/history*
Publisher: Lippincott WIlliams and Wilkins
ISSN: 0193-1091
Last Modified: 30 Jun 2017 03:25

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