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Title: George Higoumenakis (1895–1983)
Alternative title / Subtitle: greek dermatologist
Authors: Φράγκος, Κωνσταντίνος Κ.
Φράγκος, Χρήστος Κ. (1949-)
Item type: Journal article
Keywords: Syphilis;Dermatology;Sexually transmitted diseases;Σύφιλη;Γιώργος Κ. Ηγουμενάκης (1895-1983);Δερματολογία;Σεξουαλικά μεταδιδομένα νοσήματα
Subjects: Medicine
Venereal diseases
Αφροδίσια νοσήματα
Issue Date: 5-May-2015
Abstract: 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. He 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.
Language: English
Citation: Frangos, K. C. and Frangos, C. C. (2009). George Higoumenakis (1895–1983): greek dermatologist. "Journal of Medical Biography", 17(2). May 2009. pp. 64-72. Available from: [Accessed 13/04/2009]
Journal: Journal of Medical Biography
Type of Journal: With a review process (peer review)
Access scheme: Embargo
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