The society was formed at the home of Dr. Henry Daggett Bulkley on May 18, 1869. Since its inception its members, who numbered approximately 100 during this period, were vitally instrumental in the formation of the American Dermatological Society, the Atlantic Dermatological Conference, the American Board of Dermatology, the Society of Investigative Dermatology, the American Academy of Dermatology, the section of dermatology of the American Medical Association, the section of the New York Academy of Medicine, and the State Society. In addition almost all the original editors of the early dermatological journals were members of the society. The dermatological departments of the many teaching institutions in New York were organized by society members. Its members contributed textbooks, chapters of books, innumerable articles, and other works not only on dermatology, but on other subjects. It can be truly said that the society was the Fountainhead of Dermatology in the Americas.
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