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Considerable improvement has been made recently in the transactions of dermatologic societies published in the Archives. Mimeographed sheets calling attention to the style of writing required by publications of the American Medical Association have been sent to all members of the societies issuing transactions, and the response to these suggestions has been gratifying. Several societies have profited by appointing committees to edit their transactions before submitting them for publication. Societies which have experienced reporters usually furnish the best manuscripts.
The space allotted to society transactions in the Archives in comparison with that in foreign dermatologic journals is extremely liberal. Certain cases presented before dermatologic societies are of great interest to those present though not of sufficient value for publication. Reports of these are omitted and only the titles published. The same disposition is made of cases which are inadequately or carelessly reported.
It has not been the custom to
SOCIETY TRANSACTIONS. Arch Derm Syphilol. 1937;36(3):615. doi:10.1001/archderm.1937.01480030142017