A history of von Recklinghausen's NF1.

  title={A history of von Recklinghausen's NF1.},
  author={Stephanie Brosius},
  journal={Journal of the history of the neurosciences},
  volume={19 4},
While the study of genetic diseases is a rather recent development in science, von Recklinghausen's neurofibromatosis (NF1) has a rich pictorial history, seemingly dating back to the thirteenth century. In 1768, Akenside published a scientifically-based description of NF1, recognizing that the monsters of scholars, such as Parè and Aldrovandi, in fact suffered from a disorder of the nerves. The neuromas of NF1 were first detailed by Smith in 1849, but Frederick von Recklinghausen is credited… CONTINUE READING
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