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Eponyms of Sir Jonathan Hutchinson


Serge van Ruth, MD, PhD Department of Dermatology and Allergology, University Medical Centre, Heidelberglaan 100, 3584 CX Utrecht, the Netherlands


Sir Jonathan Hutchinson was an extraordinary man. He was trained as a surgeon and a pathologist, but was also keenly interested in dermatology, the study of syphilis, ophthalmology, and neurology. His observations with detailed descriptions of skin diseases were remarkable. His medical bibliography staggeringly consists of over 1000 published reports. This description of the eponyms attributed to Hutchinson – illustrated with clinical images, an old plate, and a portrait – demonstrates his important contribution to dermatology.