Chapter 3. History and Cultural Aspects of Vitiligo

  1. Seung-Kyung Hann MD1,
  2. James J. Nordlund MD2 and
  3. Aaron B. Lerner3
  1. Daisy Kopera

Published Online: 28 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470760116.ch3

Vitiligo: A Monograph on the Basic and Clinical Science

Vitiligo: A Monograph on the Basic and Clinical Science

How to Cite

Kopera, D. (2000) History and Cultural Aspects of Vitiligo, in Vitiligo: A Monograph on the Basic and Clinical Science (eds S.-K. Hann, J. J. Nordlund and A. B. Lerner), Blackwell Science Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470760116.ch3

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Department of Dermatology, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea

  2. 2

    Department of Dermatology, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

  3. 3

    Professor, Department of Dermatology, Yale University College of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 JAN 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2000

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780632050710

Online ISBN: 9780470760116

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Keywords:

  • skin diseases;
  • indian literature;
  • western literature;
  • pin-yiian-hon-lun;
  • leucoderma

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Historical references about vitiligo

  • Vitiligo in writings from dates before Christ (BC)

  • Biblical references to vitiligo

  • Vitiligo references from writings Anno Domino (AD)

  • The origin of the word vitiligo

  • Vitiligo in the 19th Century

  • Acknowledgements