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Feb 2012

World Records in Dermatology

Arch Dermatol. 2012;148(2):178. doi:10.1001/archdermatol.2011.1616

Many of us enjoy reading about the great feats and accomplishments that can be found in the Guinness World Records1 and on its official Web site. This famous encyclopedic reference covers the whole range of human endeavors, listing the greatest and worst records of all time. A few of the amazing achievements in the field of dermatology are listed below:

World records in dermatology can be amusing and entertaining. They can also inspire us. Take, for example, the following: Largest skin cancer screening (multiple locations). This event was organized by the Brazilian Society of Dermatology on December 5, 2009. It involved 34  435 participants at 170 different locations across Brazil. Honorable mention goes to the American Academy of Dermatology and the 457 dermatologists who screened 10  359 people for skin cancer on May 6, 2006.

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