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A lost piece of melanoma history.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11149783     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The original descriptions of melanoma of the hand, foot, vulva, and metastatic melanoma to the heart and bowel were by Jean Cruveilhier in his Anatomie Pathologique du Corps Humains published between 1829 and 1842. Cruveilhier's descriptions predate publications currently ascribed as being the first case reports of these melanomas. Cruveilhier's atlas of pathology also contains the original descriptions of multiple sclerosis, hypertrophic pyloric stenosis, and gastric ulcers. Cruveilhier's work is well known to book collectors, but his melanoma discoveries have not been cited since Pemberton in 1858. Cruveilhier's case reports are reviewed in addition to a discussion of their significance and historical contexts. Current melanoma scholars will appreciate this lost piece of melanoma history with its early historical discoveries and magnificent illustrations.
K Denkler; J Johnson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Biography; Historical Article; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Plastic and reconstructive surgery     Volume:  104     ISSN:  0032-1052     ISO Abbreviation:  Plast. Reconstr. Surg.     Publication Date:  1999 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-01-08     Completed Date:  2001-01-25     Revised Date:  2014-10-13    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1306050     Medline TA:  Plast Reconstr Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  2149-53     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Heart Neoplasms / history,  secondary
History, 19th Century
Intestinal Neoplasms / history,  secondary
Melanoma / history*,  secondary
Skin Neoplasms / history*,  pathology
Vulvar Neoplasms / history
Personal Name Subject
Personal Name Subject:
J Cruveilhier

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