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Skin Deep

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The interactions between mind and skin, as well as between encyclopedic information and narrative, are the subject of an astonishing piece of metafiction by Rodger Jacobs called Psychodermatology.
Hostile personality characteristics, dysthymic states, and neurotic symptoms have been frequently observed in common skin conditions like psoriasis, urticaria, and alopecia....

The work reminds me of the great work of 1980 by Swiss author Max Frisch, Man in the Holocene.