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You hold the power to prevent melanoma, and you have the power to possibly detect melanoma.
You owe it to yourself and your loved ones to know the skin you are in; to be familiar with the moles and marks on your skin.
See a dermatologist yearly, if possible, and never hesitate to ask a physician about a suspicious blemish.
Also, brush up on your ABCDEs!
The microscope in the image belonged to William E. Horner, M.D., a collaborator with Caspar Wistar, M.D., in the early 1800s.
Dr. Horner, a lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania, was a pioneer of the use of microscopes in anatomical and medical research. He authored Special Anatomy and Histology, a seminal text on the subject.