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Henry Head, herpes zoster and the graphic development of his ‘scheme of the dermatomes in man’

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  • Competing interests None declared.

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  • Author note RCP numbers in the text refer to volume numbers in the archives of the Royal College of Physicians of London: ‘Case-records from the London Hospital, in the handwriting of Sir Henry Head and illustrated by drawings, photographs and charts, 1891–1899. MS-HEADH/329-333’. The archive relating to the holding in the Wellcome Library, London, is catalogued as ‘Volume of post mortem reports on herpes zoster patients’ under reference PP/HEA/B3.

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