Types of skin disease, 1822.

Types of skin disease, 1822.
4 0 c m
actual image size: 22cm x 32cm


Engraving showing: Strophulus, (also known as red gum), a disease especially common among children, characterized by an eruption of papules (blisters) on the skin; Lichen simplex, (also known as neurodermatitis), which may result in itchy patches, usually the result of repeated rubbing or scratching; Lichen circumspectus; and Lichen ferus. Illustration from 'Encyclopaedia Londinensis, or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Literature' published in London, 1810-1829.

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