Dermatology: coinage of the term by Johann Heinrich Alsted (1630)

  title={Dermatology: coinage of the term by Johann Heinrich Alsted (1630)},
  author={Diederik F. Janssen},
  journal={International Journal of Dermatology},
Who coined dermatology? The terms dermatologia and dermato-pathologia entered the English language in the well-known 1792 dermatological tract by Member of the Royal Medical Society of Edinburgh Seguin Henry Jackson. The term has been traced back to the second half of the 18th century, to dermologie as it appeared in French medical dictionaries, and hence, by 1777, dermatologia. The English cognate dermology, via French medical lexica, is also attested from 1792. The term is considerably older… 


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