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Gilchrist's disease

noun Gil·christ's disease \ˈgil-ˌkrists-\

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Thomas Caspar

(1862–1927), American dermatologist. A clinical professor of dermatology, Gilchrist wrote a classic description of generalized blastomycosis in 1896. His other areas of study included the etiology of acne vulgaris, vaccine therapy as applied to cutaneous disease, a form of sarcoma affecting the skin, atrophy of the fatty layer of skin, and hyaline degeneration of cutaneous blood vessels and sweat glands.

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