A SYMPOSIUM on Skin Diseases Common to Man and Animals, cosponsored by the American Medical Association Committee on Cutaneous Health and Cosmetics and the American Animal Hospital Association, was presented on Nov 2, 1966, in Palm Springs, Calif. This symposium took place a day after the annual meeting of the Pacific Dermatologic Association held at the same site. The symposium was attended by physicians, veterinarians, and biologists. The interest and enthusiasm of the audience appeared to justify publication of a number of the papers, generally those with a background predominantly of comparative or veterinary medicine. The lectures of the dermatologists were in large measure reviews of specific human diseases presented for the benefit of the veterinarians, and are therefore not included in the published papers.
The symposium was developed by Adolph Rostenberg, Jr., MD, Chairman of the Committee on Cutaneous Health and Cosmetics, Francis W. Lynch, MD, Chairman of the
Symposium on Skin Diseases Common to Man and Animals. Arch Dermatol. 1967;96(4):355. doi:10.1001/archderm.1967.01610040005001