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November 8, 1952

A History of the American Dermatological Association in Commemoration of its Seventy-Fifth Anniversary, 1876-1951.

JAMA. 1952;150(10):1056-1057. doi:10.1001/jama.1952.03680100098047

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Some 75 years ago a small group of dermatologists founded the American Dermatological Association in the belief that their newly established specialty could best be consolidated and advanced through the close association of men who had not only common interests but also congenial personalities, thus permitting a completely free exchange of professional and social views. This has been the guiding principle of the organization since that time. The deep loyalty of its members and their dedication to dermatology is evident in every page of this volume, which traces the development of the association, discusses its contribution to the specialty, and provides portraits and brief biographical sketches of the 309 men who have been members during the 75 years of its existence. In this group are found most of the leaders of American dermatology. The list of their accomplishments is impressive. The book is attractively printed and bound, and Dr. Bechet

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