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London Borough of Camden in Greater London County, England, United Kingdom
 

Dr. Robert Willan

1757 - 1812

 
 
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By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 13, 2017
1. Dr. Robert Willan Marker
Inscription.

Dermatologist
lived here

 
Erected 1949 by London County Council.
 
Location. 51° 31.114′ N, 0° 7.397′ W. Marker is in London Borough of Camden, England, in Greater London County. Marker is on Bloomsbury Square just north of Bloomsbury Way, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10 Bloomsbury Square, London Borough of Camden, England WC1A 2LP, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Isaac D'Israeli (within shouting distance of this marker); Bertrand Russell (within shouting distance of this marker); Thomas Henry Wyatt (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Sir Hans Sloane (about 150 meters away); The Plough (about 180 meters away); Museum Tavern (about 180 meters away); Randolph Caldecott (about 210 meters away); Thomas Earnshaw (about 240 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in London Borough of Camden.
 
Also see . . .
1. Robert Willan and the history of dermatology (Royal College of Physicians). "Skin diseases were not presented as a dedicated medical area until Girolamo Mercurialiís De morbis cutaneis (The diseases of the skin), originally
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By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 13, 2017
2. Dr. Robert Willan Marker - Wide View
published 1572. Englishman Daniel Turnerís De morbis cutaneis, published 1714, was the first full book in English – despite the title – dedicated to the subject of skin diseases. This pioneering work paved the way for the medical specialty of dermatology, to which Robert Willan (1757–1812) possibly made the greatest historical contribution....Willan made his major contribution to dermatology through his rigorous classification of skin diseases. He identified eight categories of disease: papulae, sqamae, exanthemata, bullae, pustulae, vesiculae, tubercula, and maculae." (Submitted on December 5, 2017.) 

2. Robert Willan (Wikipedia). "Robert Willan FRS (12 November 1757 near Sedbergh, Yorkshire – 7 April 1812, Madeira) was an English physician and the founder of dermatology as a medical specialty." (Submitted on December 5, 2017.) 
 
Categories. Science & Medicine
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 12, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 5, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 66 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 5, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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