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History of Occupational Dermatology

  • Jean-Marie LachapelleEmail author
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Abstract

Bernardino Ramazzini (1633–1714) is undoubtedly the father of modern occupational medicine.

De morbis artificum diatriba is the first treatise dedicated to occupational medicine, but cases of occupational dermatology are poorly described.

A major discovery in the eighteenth century was the cancer of the scrotum among chimney sweepers.

The birth of dermatology during the nineteenth century had a limited impact on occupational dermatology.

Josef Jadassohn is the father of patch testing (1895–1896).

A breakthrough in occupational dermatology: Poul Bonnevie’s pioneering work.

Many books have been dedicated recently to occupational dermatology.

Keywords

Historical aspects Patch testing Irritant contact dermatitis Allergic contact dermatitis Occupational dermatoses Visits in factories 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of DermatologyCatholic University of LouvainBrusselsBelgium

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