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The term dermatology itself comes from the Greek for “skin” derma and “to learn” logy via first the French dermologie and subsequently the Latinized term dermatologia. In fact the French were early practitioners in the modern field or dermatology, opening the first school in Paris at the Hôpital Saint-Louis in 1801. What we now consider as dermatology though can be traced back to the early 16th century in Europe and much of this early work focused on the use of chemicals from classical practices as well as sunlight on conditions such as eczema and psoriasis.