The Historic Panorama of Acne Vulgaris

Humyra Tabasum, Tanzeel Ahmad, Farzana Anjum, Hina Rehman


Although acne is described in very ancient writings dating back to Eber’s Papyrus, its clear description is found after Fuch’s coined the term ‘Acne Vulgaris’ and Erasmus Wilson separated it from acne rosacea. The early treatment of acne was based upon the witchcraft. Later new therapies got evolved with the discoveries in the field of anatomy, physiology and biochemistry. The following review focuses the historical overview of acne vulgaris, highlighting persons and discoveries in medival and modern period.


Acne Vulgaris, Busoore Labaniya, Greco-Arabic Medicine

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