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Comment: Frogs, français and fingernails

Regular readers know that I would never be so politically incorrect as to use a derogatory term for French people; but one of the protagonists of this editorial certainly would have; also, I’ll get a bit political later in this article – and the alliteration of fr, fr and fi is too good to delete anyhow. I recently read parts of a well known early 19th century dermatology text, A practical synopsis of cutaneous diseases by Thomas Bateman. This book used a classification of dermatological diseases according to that of Robert Willan, a father of British dermatology.
Dermatology in practice 2008; 16(4): 3–3
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