Why would anyone—even a dermatologist—be interested in a century of international dermatological congresses? First, the Shelleys are master chroniclers. But this book is more than an example of their creative composition. It is a microhistory of the greats of international dermatology with the chronology of dermatologic progress from a descriptive morphologic discipline in the late 19th century to its present status, when skin and skin disease are studied scientifically with the most advanced methods of molecular biology. This is a concise survey of the birth and development of modern-day dermatology and many who made it possible—a superb summary for the acolyte of dermatologic history.