A CHANGE OF HANDS
With this number, which closes the twentieth volume of the Journal, it passes again into new hands. A syndicate composed of members of the American Dermatological Association, whose announcement appears below, have taken it over, and intend to make it what it should always have been, a medium for presenting the subjects of dermatology and syphilology alone. It is a commonplace that there is no connection between them and genito-urinary disease, especially in its surgical aspect and both specialties have so grown in the last ten years that each needs an organ of its own. Dermatologists are fortunate in being provided for, with the prestige of the old Journal to go upon, for there can be no doubt that there are some contributions too technical to find a place comfortable in the weeklies. Men in the genito-urinary line will doubtless found a periodical of their own, for which the time is ripe. It is ripe, too, to say that they must support it better than they have this. In answer to urgent requests, we received three out of twenty-seven papers read at the lasting meeting of their national association. In the face of evidence like this, they have threatened to withdraw their support altogether because matter enough in their line has not been published. We hope the syphilis in the new volume will attract them more powerfully. All of us should help it to its feet. . . .
JOURNAL OF CUTANEOUS AND GENITO-URINARY DISEASES.. Arch Dermatol. 2002;138(12):1543. doi:10.1001/archderm.138.12.1543