I am pleased to have this opportunity to reflect, for a few moments, about the crucial role that books and journals have played in dermatology, to comment on the current state of affairs in dermatology, and to speculate about the future of dermatology. One of my fondest memories was when I was a resident spending hours reading in the office of Henry E. Michelson, MD. Dr Michelson died a few years before I arrived in the Twin Cities in 1974, when I began my residency in dermatology at the University of Minnesota. His partner, Sheldon Mandel, MD, preserved his office, saved his books, and continued to subscribe to many of his foreign medical journals. Dr Mandel allowed me to visit and immerse myself in Dr Michelson's library. For that, I shall be forever grateful.
Burgdorf WHC. Will There Still Be Books and Journals in the New Millennium?. Arch Dermatol. 2000;136(1):31-33. doi:10.1001/archderm.136.1.31