Antique, archaic and arcane dermatologic instrumentation and armamentarium

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Numerous instruments and devices have been used by dermatologists, other physicians and lay practitioners through the ages to treat skin, hair, nails, venereal diseases, and fat. And there have often been overlaps among the antique, the arcane, the bogus, and the new.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)309-320
Number of pages12
JournalMount Sinai Journal of Medicine
Issue number4-5
StatePublished - Sep 2001


  • Antique
  • Archaic
  • Dermatologic
  • History
  • Instrumentation
  • Instruments
  • Quackery


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