Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
On-line version ISSN 1806-4841
SOUZA, Elemir Macedo de and VALLARELLI, Andrelou Fralete Ayres. Dermatology in the arts. An. Bras. Dermatol. [online]. 2009, vol.84, n.5, pp.556-558. ISSN 1806-4841. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0365-05962009000500022.
Medicine has been represented in the most diverse artistic expressions, from primitive cultures to present days, with a considerable degree of variety and evolution, according to the geographical areas and the historic heritage in different societies. There has always been concern regarding recording of the human figure, be it in its splendor, be it at morbidity condition. The authors present illnesses with dermatological expression in European paintings.
Keywords : Alopecia; Keratosis, seborrheic; Lentigo; Tinea capitis.