Celsus, Aulus Cornelius

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Aulus (Aurelius) Cornelius, Roman physician and medical writer, ca. 30 B.C.-45 A.D.
Celsus alopecia - Synonym(s): Celsus vitiligo
Celsus area - Synonym(s): Celsus vitiligo
Celsus 4 cardinal signs of inflammation - heat, redness, tenderness, and swelling.
Celsus kerion - an inflammatory fungus infection of the scalp and beard. Synonym(s): tinea kerion
Celsus papules - acute papular eczema of severe type. Synonym(s): lichen agrius
Celsus vitiligo - obsolete term for alopecia areata. Synonym(s): Celsus alopecia; Celsus area
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The Roman, Aulus Cornelius Celsus, first described the use of bilateral buccal flap, made between horizontal parallel incisions with the pedicle based laterally, for upper lip reconstruction in the first century AD.
Aulus Cornelius Celsus (25 BC-50 AD), a Roman encyclopaedist, has mentioned about this treatment in his extant medical work De Medicina.8 Cassius in 3 AD interpreted that since this disorder is related to puberty, it is known by the name of 'akmas'.9 In the 4th century AD, the court physician of Theodosius advised acne victims to wipe their "pimples" with a cloth while watching a falling star and the pimples would then 'fall from the body'.4 Pliny and Celsus, used the word 'varus' to elucidate this ailment.
Color, rubor, dolor, tumor (heat, redness, pain, and swelling)--the cardinal signs of inflammation that Aulus Cornelius Celsus taught in the first century a.d.--provided a focus for medicine that continued through the next two millennia.