The nature and consequence of Karl Marx’s skin disease

Hidradenitis suppurativa Research

Author(s): Shuster S

From an analysis of the original correspondence, it has been possible to establish that Karl Marx’s incapacitating skin disease was hidradenitis suppurativa, not ‘boils’ as was universally assumed at the time and since; the psychological effect of this illness on the man and his work appears to have been considerable.

Dermatology Journal and/or Publisher

Journal Name: The British journal of dermatology
Journal Abbreviation: Br. J. Dermatol.
Journal Date Published: 2007-12-14

National Center for Biotechnology Information

PMID: 17986303
Article Source:
Lasted Revision: 2008-08-20

Abstract Source: National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine Abstract Query for Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS).


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