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Plaques, Flares, and Goose Oil: Psoriasis Through the Ages

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Ante Samarzija

geese
Bahram Bayat

2000 B.C.


Hippocrates Statue at Larissa, Greece
Hippocrates statue in Larissa, GreeceiStock

460 to 377 B.C.


Bust of Galen
Bust of GaleniStock

129 to 99 B.C.


Histopathology of leprosy
Histopathology of leprosyShiva Raj K.C. Geetika K.C. Purnima Gyawali, Manisha Singh and Milesh Jung Sijapati

1300s


Portrait of Robert Willan (1757-1812), English physician, founder of dermatology
Robert Willan

1809


Vienna, Austria
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1841


French flag
Latrach Med Jamil

1860


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1950s


woman getting Phototherapy
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1960s to 1970s


hand typing on typewriter
David Klein

1973


man injecting medicine into stomach
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Early 2000s


woman taking pill
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2019 and Beyond


Kaleigh Fasanella

Kaleigh Fasanella

Kaleigh Fasanella is a beauty, wellness, and health writer based in Brooklyn, New York and formerly worked for magazines like Allure and Teen Vogue. She's a huge advocate for skin-acceptance and self-love, and she really enjoys writing about topics that help shed the stigma surrounding chronic conditions like psoriasis and eczema. When she's not writing to pay her rent, Kaleigh can be found face-masking, watching any and every culinary documentary on Netflix, and planning her next Italian excursion.