Sarcoidosis was first recognized in 1877 by an English skin specialist, Dr. Johnathan Hutchinson. He reported a case of a lady who had unusual skin symptoms to the Dermatological Society of London in 1895. It was then named “Mortimer's Malady” after the patients name. In the turn of the century a Norwegian skin specialist named Boeck called the condition “Sarkoid” as it was thought to be a form of a sarcoma, a form of tumor. It was then named “Boecks Sarcoid” in honor of his name, which was then used widely throughout the century. It is now known as Sarcoidosis.

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