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After nearly 30 years as chairman of the Division of Dermatology at Duke University, Dr. J. Lamar Callaway is giving up the chair. He will continue to practice and teach dermatology at Duke, a decision that his patients, the Duke students, housestaff, and faculty welcome enthusiastically.
Cal was in the first graduating class at Duke, receiving his MD degree in 1932. Dr. Fred Hanes, chairman of the Department of Medicine at Duke, encouraged him to pursue a career in dermatology, and, following training in internal medicine at Duke, he trained in dermatology at the University of Pennsylvania with John Stokes. In 1937, Cal joined the faculty at Duke, established the teaching program in dermatology in 1939, and was made professor and chairman of the division in 1946.
It is not always easy to evaluate the impact of a man. Cal has served on numerous boards, as diverse as the Durham
Smith JG. J. Lamar Callaway Retires From Chair at Duke. Arch Dermatol. 1975;111(9):1207. doi:10.1001/archderm.1975.01630210123016