“Mongolian spot” is a term still commonly used today and found in many dermatology textbooks. This article examines historic literature to understand the social and political climate at the time of its coining. By doing so, this article critically examines the choice of words in pediatric dermatology and how we can use medical terminology to gain the trust and respect of our patients.
|Number of pages||3|
|State||Published - Sep 1 2019|
- Mongolian spot
- congenital dermal melanocytosis
- history of dermatology
- history of medicine