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Date1853
AuthorRobin
ContributionDescribed fungal parasites of humans and other animals, but did not fully accept their role in causation of disease.
ReferenceRippon
NotesPublished in form of treatise. Reviewed literature on fungal skin infections and discussed topical treatment. Recognized that the thrush fungus could cause systemic disease in patients debilitated by other illnesses. Gave name Microsporum furfur to fungal agent of pityriasis versicolor, believing that it was related to M. audouini of ringworm (tinea). Agent is currently named Pityrosporum orbicore. Pityriasis involves only the stratum corneum of the skin, and is so superficial that it barely counts as an infection. See 1846, 1889.
CategoryMiscellany
Pathogen ClassFungi

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