The history of women in medicine has been marked by many challenges and achievements. Although the role of women in the "art of healing" can be traced back many centuries, only males are traditionally highlighted in history. Across antiquity, access to medical education was denied to females. Dermatology is a medical specialty in which women displayed particular skill and proficiency. Gradually, determination and competence allowed women to lay claim in an essentially male-dominated world. This article presents a brief review of the performance, progress and achievements of women in the history of medicine and dermatology.
The interaction between the mind and diseases of the skin has been the study focus for many researchers worldwide. The field of Psychodermatology, or Psychocutaneous Medicine, is the result of the merging of two major medical specialties, psychiatry and dermatology. Although the history of Psychodermatology is rather old and interesting, the field has only recently gained popularity. Since ancient times, philosophers, surgeons, dermatologists and psychiatrists have reported the presence of psychocutaneous diseases in various scenarios. In this article, the authors describe curious and remarkable facts in the history of Psychodermatology.
A interação entre a mente e doenças de pele tem sido foco de estudo de diversos pesquisadores no mundo todo. A Psicodermatologia ou Medicina Psicocutânea é o resultado da união de duas importantes especialidades médicas: a psiquiatria e a dermatologia. A história da psicodermatologia é bastante antiga e interessante. Filósofos, cirurgiões, dermatologistas, psiquiatras relatavam, desde a antiguidade a presença de doenças psicocutâneas, em diversos cenários. Neste artigo, os autores descrevem fatos curiosos e marcantes da história da Psicodermatologia.