Miescher nevus as devil's mark, but also as beauty mark

Miescher nevus as devil's mark, but also as beauty mark Alfred Guido Miescher was a professor of Dermatology at the University Hospital of Zurich and was passionate about dermatopathology. His landmark work, Histologie de 100 cas de naevi pigmentaires d'après les methods de Masson, published in 1935, included 100 hemispherical melanocytic nevi found mostly on women's faces and nowadays known as “Miescher's nevi.” Ten years later, he described cheilitis granulomatosa, subsequently also called Miescher cheilitis, one of the components of Melkersson‐Rosenthal syndrome.Miescher nevus is a dome‐shaped papule, usually located on women's faces and histologically characterized by melanocytes distributed endophytically, often in a wedge pattern.Nevertheless, apart from dermatologists, this nevus has been popularly referred to in two different ways: in fact, according to its position on the face, it can be a “devil's mark” or a “beauty mark.”If Miescher nevus was located on the nose or on the chin of a lady, it was considered, especially in the past, during the witchcraft trials, as a “devil's mark” or a “witch's mark.” Witch hunters believed that the devil imprinted on his human initiates clearly visible marks, usually described as dome‐shaped lesions with a wart‐like appearance on the face or as skin tags, or as supernumerary nipples. Practicing black magic was once http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal of Dermatology Wiley

Miescher nevus as devil's mark, but also as beauty mark

Loading next page...
 
/lp/wiley/miescher-nevus-as-devil-s-mark-but-also-as-beauty-mark-WZ88kjT2PH
Publisher
Wiley Subscription Services, Inc., A Wiley Company
Copyright
International Journal of Dermatology © 2018 International Society of Dermatology
ISSN
0011-9059
eISSN
1365-4632
D.O.I.
10.1111/ijd.13918
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site

Abstract

Alfred Guido Miescher was a professor of Dermatology at the University Hospital of Zurich and was passionate about dermatopathology. His landmark work, Histologie de 100 cas de naevi pigmentaires d'après les methods de Masson, published in 1935, included 100 hemispherical melanocytic nevi found mostly on women's faces and nowadays known as “Miescher's nevi.” Ten years later, he described cheilitis granulomatosa, subsequently also called Miescher cheilitis, one of the components of Melkersson‐Rosenthal syndrome.Miescher nevus is a dome‐shaped papule, usually located on women's faces and histologically characterized by melanocytes distributed endophytically, often in a wedge pattern.Nevertheless, apart from dermatologists, this nevus has been popularly referred to in two different ways: in fact, according to its position on the face, it can be a “devil's mark” or a “beauty mark.”If Miescher nevus was located on the nose or on the chin of a lady, it was considered, especially in the past, during the witchcraft trials, as a “devil's mark” or a “witch's mark.” Witch hunters believed that the devil imprinted on his human initiates clearly visible marks, usually described as dome‐shaped lesions with a wart‐like appearance on the face or as skin tags, or as supernumerary nipples. Practicing black magic was once

Journal

International Journal of DermatologyWiley

Published: Jan 1, 2018

References

You’re reading a free preview. Subscribe to read the entire article.


DeepDyve is your
personal research library

It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.

Enjoy affordable access to
over 12 million articles from more than
10,000 peer-reviewed journals.

All for just $49/month

Explore the DeepDyve Library

Unlimited reading

Read as many articles as you need. Full articles with original layout, charts and figures. Read online, from anywhere.

Stay up to date

Keep up with your field with Personalized Recommendations and Follow Journals to get automatic updates.

Organize your research

It’s easy to organize your research with our built-in tools.

Your journals are on DeepDyve

Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.

All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.

See the journals in your area

DeepDyve Freelancer

DeepDyve Pro

Price
FREE
$49/month

$360/year
Save searches from
Google Scholar,
PubMed
Create lists to
organize your research
Export lists, citations
Read DeepDyve articles
Abstract access only
Unlimited access to over
18 million full-text articles
Print
20 pages/month
PDF Discount
20% off