A Gallic affair: the case of the missing itch-mite in French medicine in the early nineteenth century.

@article{Ghesquier1999AGA,
  title={A Gallic affair: the case of the missing itch-mite in French medicine in the early nineteenth century.},
  author={Daniele Ghesquier},
  journal={Medical History},
  year={1999},
  volume={43},
  pages={26 - 54}
}
never demonstrated.1 The itch (in French "la gale") is a disease characterized by violent itching, pimples and scabs on the skin. Today it is accepted that the itching is due to an insect, the sarcoptes, burrowing tunnels into the dermis in order to deposit its eggs, cutting through both the dermis and the small vessels in its path. The tissue reacts, creating small vesicles filled with a serous, transparent liquid, a mixture of cellular fragments and blood. If the itch is not cured, these… CONTINUE READING

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