Overview of publications

In this chapter I will provide an overview of all my publications that have appeared up to and including October 2023. The total number is 569; I hope to add a few (or preferable: quite a lot) more. I wrote my most recent 3 articles together with Prof. Dr. Thomas Rustemeyer of the Dermatoallergology Department of the Amsterdam University Medical Centers. I have received  an appointment with him in June 2023 at the hospital for a year (unpaid, but I don't care) and my job is to supervise doctoral medical students in their scientific internship. Fortunately I can do everything from home and I don't have to go to Amsterdam, because I've become a bit of a hermit by now. I consider myself very fortunate that I can still do this at my age (now 72, I'm from 1951) and that my experience and efforts are appreciated!

Meanwhile the first article of my first student has been published, a market survey  on the quantitative presence of 2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate (HEMA) in modern nail cosmetics such as acrylic nails, gel nails and gel nail polish. A second article has already been submitted to Contact Dermatitis. All studies relate to contact allergy in nail cosmetics, which currently takes epidemic proportions. We just finished new research showing that 3.9% of all women patch tested in Amsterdam are allergic to HEMA and over two-thirds of the cases are related to nail cosmetics. This is a project of my second student which we will submit to Contact Dermatitis soon.  

Meanwhile, I have finished the book for hairdressers on hair and skin diseases of the scalp which I wrote together with Johan Toonstra and Ids Boersma, another dermatologist friend. After that, I hope to write an article on allergy to nail cosmetics for the Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Dermatologie en Venereologie (Dutch Journal for Dermatology and Venereology) and a review article on (meth)acrylates. Following this I will work on updates to my previously published books in the Monographs in Contact Allergy series. I will publish these myself as digital booklets (with an official ISBN number) and then place them on this website so that everyone can download them for free (so at least my website will be visited every now and then). I hope the universe will allow me to do all this.

You will notice that I show some cartoons here and there 'ter vermaeck' (a medieval Dutch expression for 'for amusement') except in the lists with 'All publications'. Since lists alone are obviously boring and of interest to hardly anyone, I have also included in many places some nice clinical pictures with explanatory text and some more information about a particular book or article, when interesting enough for the highly honored public. And of course the necessary anecdotes are not missing! So please have a look and you will not be disappointed..........


Type of publication




Digital booklets

Chapters in books

Articles in international journals

Letters to the editor in international journals

Meeting reports and Abstracts

Articles in Dutch journals

Other publications



33 (including my dissertation) (23 titles, 1 book 5 editions, 1 book 3, 3 books 2 + commercial edition of dissertation 








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