George Henry Fox
George Henry Fox (1846 – 1937) was an American dermatologist.
Eponymously affiliated with Fox–Fordyce disease (and not Fox’s sign). In 1880 he published the first photographic atlas of skin diseases
Studied in Berlin, London, Paris and Vienna. Fox was one of the six founders of the American Dermatological Association.
- Born 8 October 1846 Ballston Spa, New York
- 1869 – MD University of Pennsylvania
- Professor of dermatology at the New York Medical College for Women
- Died 1 August 1937
- Fox–Fordyce disease (1902) [aka Apocrine miliaria] A chronic itchy papular condition occurring in areas of the skin with apocrine glands especially the axilla of young women.
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- Fox GH, Fordyce JA. Two cases of a rare papular disease affecting the axillary region. J Cutan Genitourin Dis 1902;20:1–5. [Reprint: Arch Dermatol. 2002;138(1):16. JAMA]
- Fox GH. Photographic atlas of the diseases of the skin; Vol I, Vol II, Vol III, Vol IV. Lippincott 1902-1905
- Fox GH. Photographic illustrations of skin diseases. New York: Treat 1887.
- Fox GH. A clinical study of molluscum contagiosum. 1878
- Fox GH. On the so-called pigmentary syphilide. American journal of the medical sciences: 1878
- Fox GH. Photographic illustrations of cutaneous syphilis. New York : E.B. Treat. 1881
- Sturgis FR, Fox GH. Illustrated medicine and surgery. New York: E.B. Treat. 1882
- Fox GH. The use of electricity in the removal of superfluous hair: and the treatment of various facial blemishes. 1886.
- Fox GH. Photographic illustrations of skin diseases; nearly one hundred photographic cases from life, colored by hand. 1889
- Portrait: George Henry Fox, M.D. The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Print Collection, The New York Public Library.
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