Dermatopathology In Historical PerspectiveEverard Home, John Hunter, and Cutaneous Horns A Historical ReviewBondeson, Jan M.D., Ph.D. Author Information From the Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology, London, U.K. Address correspondence and reprint requests to Jan Bondeson, M.D., Ph.D., Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology, 1 Aspenlea Road, Hammersmith, London W6 8LH, U.K. Supported by a grant from the Wellcome Trust (No. 055423). The American Journal of Dermatopathology: August 2001 - Volume 23 - Issue 4 - p 362-369 Buy Abstract A cutaneous horn is a protrusion from the skin made up of cornified material. These horns can be derived from a variety of epidermal lesions, both benign and malignant. This historical article reviews a number of early instances of cutaneous horns, some reported in the 16th and 17th centuries. The Danish anatomist Thomas Bartholin was the first to have a correct theory of the ethiology of these horny growths, and the English surgeons John Hunter and Everard Home confirmed his findings in the late 18th century. © 2001 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.