The French Society for the History of Dermatology

The French Society for the History of Dermatology (in french, SFHD) is a non-profit organization subsidized by the City of Paris, the Department of Culture, the French Society of Dermatology and Pierre Fabre Laboratories.

The goal of SFHD is to stimulate studies on the history of dermatology. Although international by vocation, SFHD is located in the dermatological museum of Hopital Saint-Louis in Paris and is mainly french-speaking. This is the reason why most of this site, at the present time, is written in French.

The SFHD is tightly and friendly linked with the European (ESHDV) and American (HDS) History of Dermatology Societies. All their members are welcome to visit the site, to comment, and to contribute to its enrichment.

More specifically, many parts of this site are written in English :

Please do not hesitate to mail to us and to give your impressions. If you are interested in the history of dermatology and sexually transmitted diseases, please contact us.

Texts on this site written by SFHD members in English (complete multilingual list here)

The Chicago Dermatological Society : 100 years of excellence Marshall L. Blankenship, MD
Chicago Medicine, Vol. 104, né 12, December 2001
The Archives of the Canadian Dermatology Association Robert JACKSON
Archivist, Canadian Dermatology Association Emeritus Professor of Medicine (Dermatology), University of Ottawa
Canadian Bulletin of Medical History, 2000 ; 17: 257-267
Physical Methods of Dermatological Treatment à 1921 According to Dr. Jay Frank Schamberg THOMSEN R.J. 
Presentation at the History of Dermatology Symposium, March 1st, 2001, Washington DC.
The History of Uritcaria and Angioedema JUHLIN L. 
First ESHDV Special Annual Lecture, October 2000
The case of Alibert's two trees JACKSON R. 
Presentation made at the Canadian Dermatology Association meeting held in Montreal in June 1977
The birth of Irish dermatology POWELL F. 
Communications at Historical Session of "Journées Dermatologiques de Paris" , December 1999
The dermatological heritage in danger in Madrid: Rescue Olivade�s moulages CALAP CALATAYUD J. 
Olavide and the roots of Spanish dermatology SIERRA X. 
The Myth of Philippe Ricord's Son-in-Law DRACOBLY A. 
The History of European Dermatopathology HOLUBAR K. 
unpublished lecture given at the International Society of Dermatopathology Annual Meeting, , Orlando, FL, USA, 26 February 1998.
Baron Jean-Louis Alibert, the founder of french dermatology WALLACH D. 
Lecture at the Royal Society of Medecine, February the 25th in London
Ferdinando Giannotti CAPUTO R. 
Communication à la Société française d'Histoire de la Dermatologie, le 4 décembre 1998
Henri Feulard TILLES G., WALLACH D. 
International Journal of Dermatology, 1998; 37: 469-474.
History of Lupus Erythematosus SIERRA X.
Lecture at the Symposium Jean-Louis Alibert, Barcelona January 30th 1998
Nouv Dermatol 1998, 17 :263-270 (extract)
Skin diseases in Shakespeare's works GOENS J. et GHEERAERT P.
Ian Sneddon, 1915-1987 GRIFFITHS A. 
Unpublished lecture (December the 6th 97 in Paris)
Read also Ian Sneddon biography (in french)
Sociology of syphilis in the 19th Century TILLES G. and WALLACH D. 
Unpublished lecture (December the 6th 97 in Paris)
Stigma of syphilis in the 19th Century France TILLES G. 
Contribution tu the History Symposium of the World Congress of Dermatology, Sydney, June 1997
The foundation of the Medical Library of Saint-Louis Hospital (Paris) TILLES G., WALLACH D.
A short introduction to the history of the French Society of Dermatology TILLES G.