Who was the first person to study skin and was there one?
I'm looking for the name of the person who first studied skin or made a important contribution to dermatology, esp. about acne/pimples. Thanks!
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
Not an easy one to answer. Dermatology is as old as medicine itself. You can trace it back to Egypt ( http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC155830... ) but the methods of the Australian peoples probably date to 50,000 bce. The first serious scholarly work is from Persia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Canon_of_Medicine ) around 1025.