Josef Jadassohn

Josef Jadassohn (1863 – 1936) was a German dermatologist.

Father of patch testing


  • Born 10 September 1863 in Liegenitz, Schleisen
  • Died 24 March 1936, Zurich

Medical Eponyms

Jadassohn-Lewandowsky syndrome (pachyonychia congenita)
Jadassohn-Lewandowsky syndrome (pachyonychia congenita) 1906
Jadassohn-Lewandowsky syndrome (pachyonychia congenita) 1906
Borst-Jadassohn (épithélioma de) (1904, 1926)
Jadassohn-Tièche blue naevus

Key Medical Attributions

Major Publications


  • Date of birth varies between 1860 and 1863



the person behind the name

Emergency physician MA (Oxon) MBChB (Edin) FACEM FFSEM with a passion for rugby; medical history; medical education; and asynchronous learning #FOAMed evangelist. Co-founder and CTO of Life in the Fast lane | Eponyms | Books | Twitter |

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