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January 2000

Dermatology in the 21st Century

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Arch Dermatol. 2000;136(1):20. doi:10.1001/archderm.136.1.20

THE DAWN of a special new year and of a new millennium merits an issue of the ARCHIVES OF DERMATOLOGY devoted in large part to reflection about and contemplation on the future of our specialty. Many of the essays engage the topic of "Issues, Challenges, and Opportunities for Dermatology in the 21st Century." We have asked colleagues who are well known in the specialty and who have contributed to the scientific and clinical literature of it, who hold offices of responsibility in national and international societies, or who are just thoughtful and wise to contribute pieces that are of particular interest to them about these matters. We also have asked those who work in a basic science laboratory to comment on the innovations and changes in the understanding of the biology of the skin that are most likely to affect dermatology profoundly in the next century.

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