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The man behind the eponym: Hans Biberstein and follicular hyperplasia overlying dermatofibroma.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19633531     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Hans Biberstein first described the basaloid follicular hyperplasia overlying dermatofibromas in 1923 and published his extensive observations on the subject in 1931. Part of Josef Jadassohn's department in Breslau, he was forced to leave German by the National Socialist regime and spent the rest of his career in New York. After a hiatus of 30 years, the dermatopathologic literature once again began addressing his seminal finding but never gave him proper credit. We suggest Biberstein's sign as an appropriate term for basaloid follicular hyperplasia overlying a dermatofibroma and as a small tribute to a pioneer dermatopathologist.
Johanna Hamel; Walter H C Burgdorf; Wolfgang Br??uninger
Publication Detail:
Type:  Biography; Historical Article; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American Journal of dermatopathology     Volume:  31     ISSN:  1533-0311     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Dermatopathol     Publication Date:  2009 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-12-03     Completed Date:  2010-02-03     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7911005     Medline TA:  Am J Dermatopathol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  710-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Dermatology, Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Dermatology / history*
Histiocytoma, Benign Fibrous / history*,  pathology*
History, 20th Century
Pathology / history*
Skin Neoplasms / pathology
Personal Name Subject
Personal Name Subject:
Hans Biberstein

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