1. The History of Paediatric Dermatology

  1. Alan D. Irvine MD, FRCPI, FRCP2,3,
  2. Peter H. Hoeger MD4,5 and
  3. Albert C. Yan MD, FAAP, FAAD6,7
  1. John Harper MD, FRCP, FRCPCH

Published Online: 24 MAY 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444345384.ch1

Harper's Textbook of Pediatric Dermatology, Volume 1, 2, Third Edition

Harper's Textbook of Pediatric Dermatology, Volume 1, 2, Third Edition

How to Cite

Harper, J. (2011) The History of Paediatric Dermatology, in Harper's Textbook of Pediatric Dermatology, Volume 1, 2, Third Edition (eds A. D. Irvine, P. H. Hoeger and A. C. Yan), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444345384.ch1

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland

  2. 3

    Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Dublin, Ireland

  3. 4

    University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

  4. 5

    Catholic Children's Hospital Wilhelmstift, Hamburg, Germany

  5. 6

    University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA

  6. 7

    The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Author Information

  1. Paediatric Dermatology, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust, London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 24 MAY 2011
  2. Published Print: 3 JUN 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405176958

Online ISBN: 9781444345384



  • paediatric dermatology history;
  • ancient origins of paediatric dermatology - Mesopotamian medical tablets;
  • Galen's De Tumoribus Praeter Naturam - abnormal swellings;
  • paediatric dermatology - Dendy's Cutaneous Diseases Incidental to Childhood;
  • paediatric dermatology - first International Symposium of Paediatric Dermatology in Mexico City;
  • paediatric dermatology - in North America (USA and Canada);
  • American Academy of Dermatology (AAD);
  • paediatric dermatology in Latin America - Latin American Society for Pediatric Dermatology (SLADP);
  • Japanese Society for Pediatric Dermatology (JSPD);
  • paediatric dermatology in Europe - skin conditions in children


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Ancient origins of paediatric dermatology

  • The global establishment of paediatric dermatology as a recognized subspecialty

  • Paediatric dermatology in North America (USA and Canada)

  • Paediatric dermatology in Latin America

  • Paediatric dermatology in Japan

  • Paediatric dermatology in Europe

  • The future for paediatric dermatology

  • Further reading