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Repeated Low-Grade Frictional Trauma

  • S. Freeman

Abstract

Leonardo da Vinci (1452–1519) was the first to write perceptively about friction and the skin. He described a simple load/pulley device to measure coefficients of friction for human skin against various materials. We have probably not made very great strides since then in really understanding the effects of friction on the skin, especially low-grade friction.

Keywords

Contact Dermatitis Irritant Contact Dermatitis Occupational Skin Disease Pulp Finger Major Aetiological Factor 
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