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Ferdinand Columbus (Hernando Colón; 1488-1539)

The second son of Christopher Columbus (1451-1506) described its skin manifestations among the sailors returning from the first voyage to the New World in 1493, and it was termed mal de la Hispaniola. (Source: Biblioteca Capitular Colombina. Sevilla del Buen Recuerdo. Universidad de Sevilla Colección de bolsillo. Public domain.)

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