I FELT highly flattered on being asked to write the story of Dr. MacKee's accomplishments to honor him in this issue of the Archives. I first met George MacKee in Fordyce's Clinic at the New York University in 1906, shortly after the appearance of his article on staining of the Spirochaeta pallida.1 I wanted some information on the subject, and McKee gave it willingly. This was the beginning of an unbroken close friendship for over forty years. Although he was a young man beginning to learn dermatology, as I was, I was greatly impressed by the serious interest in his work and prophesied that he would eventually become a great leader in our specialty. He made the same impression on Dr. George T. Jackson and others, including my father. Needless to say, my prophesy came true.
Dr. MacKee is a perfect example of a self-made man, as he said
FOX H. GEORGE MILLER MacKEE, M.D., AN OUTSTANDING DERMATOLOGIST AND LOYAL FRIEND. Arch Derm Syphilol. 1948;58(2):99–110. doi:10.1001/archderm.1948.01520210009003