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September 1921


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Presidential address read before the forty-fourth annual session of the American Dermatological Association, Swampscott, Mass., June 2-4, 1921.

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1921;4(3):293-298. doi:10.1001/archderm.1921.02350220002001

Fellows of the American Dermatological Association:  It is my pleasant duty to bid you welcome and to announce formally the opening of the scientific sessions of the American Dermatological Association.Your president is charged with the traditional duty of addressing the members of this body on some topic of general dermatologic interest. The forty-three preceding addresses have so fully covered the field that it is difficult to present a text that is either new or important.It might not be unprofitable, however, to discuss briefly certain phases of our knowledge, or lack of knowledge, of the etiology of a few diseases of the skin, to which special interest attaches. These furnish problems for research which it is to be hoped will be attacked and solved by present and future members of this and similar bodies.Nature conceals many of her secrets so well that only the most persistent and intelligent

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