July 9, 1927


JAMA. 1927;89(2):139. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02690020063027

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To the Editor:  —Dr. Louis B. Wilson has performed a valuable service in his recent painstaking review of graduate medical education in Europe (The Journal, June 11). In his brief reference to dermatology in America, however, he has made some misstatements which show his unfamiliarity with the situation in this country."It is difficult to explain," Dr. Wilson writes, "why dermatology has been so slow in developing in America." With such a statement I must take issue, feeling that dermatology has developed as fast as other specialties, while in recent years it has made notable strides.He is evidently not aware of the fact that the oldest dermatologic society in the world is the New York Dermatological Society, founded in 1869; also that the American Dermatological Association, founded in 1876, is the fifth in age of the sixteen component bodies of the Congress of American Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Wilson

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