Skin over the centuries. A short history of dermatology: physiology, pathology and cosmetics

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Rosa Santoro

Keywords

skin, etymological analysis, lexical creativity

Abstract

Dermatology, as a specialized branch of medicine dealing with skin, has a relatively short history. However, skin itself has an ancient history. The paper, divided into six sections (Introduction; The language of the skin; The skin and anatomy; Skin diseases; Beauty of the skin: Cosmetics; Conclusion), aims to demonstrate that the linguistic and epistemological foundations of modern science are rooted in Greek and Roman medicine.

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