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Leonard J. Hoenig, MD1
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JAMA Dermatol. 2015;151(6):641. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2015.107.
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Dermatology may be medicine’s most colorful specialty. Just about every color has a dermatology-related eponym, including the patriotic colors of red, (erythroderma), white (leukoderma), and blue (blue nevus, blue man syndrome [argyria], and cyanosis [Latin for “blue disease”]).

Here are some interesting facts behind dermatology’s colorful eponyms.

Article InformationCorresponding Author: Leonard J. Hoenig, MD, 601 N Flamingo Rd, Ste 201, Pembroke Pines, FL 33028 (gooddocljh@gmail.com).

Additional Information: This article was written in honor of Dr Walter H. C. Burgdorf, one of today’s great teachers of medicine, in recognition of his many contributions to the field of dermatology.

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