UDO J. WILE, M.D.
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More than a half a century has elapsed since cutaneous medicine became established as a recognized special field. The development of specialties in general has come about rather slowly, receiving initiative from the great epochs of modern medical science, notably the rational pathology of the Virchow school and the application to the theory and practice of medicine of the principles of modern bacteriology and immunity.
Dermatology may be said in some respects to have had an unfortunate and precipitous birth. It did not develop gradually but was rather abruptly established as a result of the classification of dermatoses based upon
WILE UJ. Cutaneous Manifestations of Systemic Disease*†. Ann Intern Med. 1932;5:1103–1112. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-5-9-1103
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1932;5(9):1103-1112.
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