K.A. Pashkov, M.S. Betekhtin

A.I. Yevdokimov Moscow State University of Medicine and Dentistry,

The Health Ministry of Russian Federation

Philippe Ricord is an outstanding figure in the field of scientific syphilology. His work has expanded the knowledge of clinical manifestations, staging, diagnosis and treatment of syphilis. Ricord’s critical approach to existing knowledge and careful study of the outstanding issues of sexually transmitted diseases made him a prominent figure in 19th-century European venereology. His contribution to science, despite some mistakes, and his preeminence in the study of syphilis was recognized by his contemporaries. Ricord’s work was continued by his students J.A. Fournier, C.-P. Diday and L. Bassereau (among others).

Keywords: history of dermatology and venereology, Ricord, syphilis

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