Tuberous Sclerosis        Case from German physician Richard Kothe, 1903        Tuberous sclerosis is not to be confused with tuberculosis. It’s an autosomal dominant, multi-system disorder, but almost 2/3 of cases are sporadic mutations. The periungual fibromas illustrated here are one of the key diagnostic criteria for the Tuberous Sclerosis Complex.        Illustration from Wikimedia Commons

Tuberous Sclerosis Case from German physician Richard Kothe, 1903 Tuberous sclerosis is not to be confused with tuberculosis. It’s an autosomal dominant, multi-system disorder, but almost 2/3 of cases are sporadic mutations. The periungual fibromas illustrated here are one of the key diagnostic criteria for the Tuberous Sclerosis Complex. Illustration from Wikimedia Commons

A genetic disease characterized by multiple neurofibromas and pigmented spots on the skin, sometimes accompanied by bone deformity and a predisposition to cancers, especially of the brain. Also calledmultiple neurofibroma, neuromatosis, Recklinghausen’s disease, von Recklinghausen’s disease.

A genetic disease characterized by multiple neurofibromas and pigmented spots on the skin, sometimes accompanied by bone deformity and a predisposition to cancers, especially of the brain. Also calledmultiple neurofibroma, neuromatosis, Recklinghausen’s disease, von Recklinghausen’s disease.

IMPETIGO, 1865  This photograph published in 1865 by British dermatologist Alexander Balmanno Squire in his text Photographs (Colored from Life) of the Diseases of the Skin demonstrates the British style of fully over-painting photographs to best show disease conditions. Impetigo a superficial skin infection caused by Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus pyoegnes. I

IMPETIGO, 1865 This photograph published in 1865 by British dermatologist Alexander Balmanno Squire in his text Photographs (Colored from Life) of the Diseases of the Skin demonstrates the British style of fully over-painting photographs to best show disease conditions. Impetigo a superficial skin infection caused by Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus pyoegnes. I

1907. Herpes and Eczema. -The Prints Collector 39198 C243-14

1907. Herpes and Eczema. -The Prints Collector 39198 C243-14

The Elephant Man (Joseph Merrick) is probably the most famous case of Proteus Syndrome.  The disease causes excessive bone growth, excessive skin growth, and frequently comes with tumors.

The Elephant Man (Joseph Merrick) is probably the most famous case of Proteus Syndrome. The disease causes excessive bone growth, excessive skin growth, and frequently comes with tumors.

Hydrocephaly of the infant.  Hydrocephalic babies rarely live past 3-4 years old (if they’re lucky) without a shunt installed in their cranial cavity; these shunts did not become commonplace until the 20th cent

Hydrocephaly of the infant. Hydrocephalic babies rarely live past 3-4 years old (if they’re lucky) without a shunt installed in their cranial cavity; these shunts did not become commonplace until the 20th cent

Lupus Erythematosus The autoimmune disease known as lupus is most commonly found in women of childbearing age (15-35), but has the potential to affect anyone. It’s also known as “the great imitator”, as the symptoms that people experience can mimic many other diseases and conditions. Seen here is the most common form of lupus, systemic lupus erythematosus , it produces a " butterfly" rash over cheeks and nose. From Diseases of the Skin, 1923.

Lupus Erythematosus The autoimmune disease known as lupus is most commonly found in women of childbearing age (15-35), but has the potential to affect anyone. It’s also known as “the great imitator”, as the symptoms that people experience can mimic many other diseases and conditions. Seen here is the most common form of lupus, systemic lupus erythematosus , it produces a " butterfly" rash over cheeks and nose. From Diseases of the Skin, 1923.

This giant, terrifying Eddie Murphy head that looks like a badly photoshopped and probably racist 4chan meme, was actually part of an enormous bust they were building to promote the movie, Meet Dave.

This giant, terrifying Eddie Murphy head that looks like a badly photoshopped and probably racist 4chan meme, was actually part of an enormous bust they were building to promote the movie, Meet Dave.

Pellagra. " Fig. 1, 3 and 4. Skin lesion when pellagra. Fig. 2. Changes in the mucous membrane of the tongue when pellagra." Pellagra is a disease caused by a deficiency in the body of nicotinic acid and other B vitamines, characterized by lesions of the skin, digestive tract etc

Pellagra. " Fig. 1, 3 and 4. Skin lesion when pellagra. Fig. 2. Changes in the mucous membrane of the tongue when pellagra." Pellagra is a disease caused by a deficiency in the body of nicotinic acid and other B vitamines, characterized by lesions of the skin, digestive tract etc

Little girl with Pellagra, 1904.

Little girl with Pellagra, 1904.

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