DEPARTMENTS: COMMENTARY100 Years of Bedsores: How Much Have We Learned?Levine, Jeffrey M. MD, AGSF, CMDAuthor Information Jeffrey M. Levine, MD, AGSF, CMD, is Associate Clinical Professor of Geriatrics and Palliative Care, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, New York. Acknowledgements: Special thanks to Arlene Shaner, Historical Collections Librarian, Drs Barry and Bobbi Coller Rare Book Reading Room, New York Academy of Medicine, who provided assistance with references; and Kerstin Saxena, who assisted with translation from the German originals. The author has disclosed no financial relationships related to this article. Submitted June 25, 2017; accepted in revised form August 11, 2017. Advances in Skin & Wound Care: March 2018 - Volume 31 - Issue 3 - p 139-141 doi: 10.1097/01.ASW.0000530066.59878.2b Buy Metrics Abstract Just over 100 years ago, an article was published describing a plan to treat decubitus ulcers that can shed light upon medical progress and current practices. Key prevention and treatment elements included a dedicated ward, staff continuity, frequent position changes and special surfaces, cleanliness, disinfectants, and dressing changes. The necessity of resource allocation and interdisciplinary collaboration was acknowledged. This article sheds light on not only how much we have learned, but also how far we have to go. Copyright © 2018 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.