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George Higoumenakis (1895-1983): Greek dermatologist

Frangos, CC; Frangos, CC; (2009) George Higoumenakis (1895-1983): Greek dermatologist. J MED BIOGR , 17 (2) 64 - 72. 10.1258/jmb.2009.009005. Green open access


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This paper describes the Higoumenakis sign, enlargement of the sternal end of the clavicle in patients with late congenital syphilis and the dermatologist after whom it is named. Several professors and doctors from the Medical School of the University of Athens opposed his actions especially at the University in Greece. His persistence led him to productive scientific activity in syphilis, leishmaniasis and psoriasis. fie became a member of the Greek Parliament from 1964 to 1967 and eventually Minister of Hygiene - even though this may have been an imprudent political choice, due to the unstable socio-political status of that period. He died on 27 December 1983 at the age of 88.

Type: Article
Title: George Higoumenakis (1895-1983): Greek dermatologist
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1258/jmb.2009.009005
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1258/jmb.2009.009005
Language: English
Additional information: Frangos, CC and Frangos, CC (2009) George Higoumenakis (1895-1983): Greek dermatologist. Journal of Medical Biography, 17 (2) 64-72, doi:10.1258/jmb.2009.009005. This is the final draft, after peer-review, of a manuscript published in RSM journals: www.rsmpress.com.
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/84467
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