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The Archives of Dermatology was originally published by the American Dermatological Association, and was later given to the American Medical Association. For many years the Archives of Dermatology has held a position of preeminence among the AMA specialty journals. By any measure, including financial return to the AMA, it has been highly successful, enjoying a subscriber list much larger than the total number of dermatologists in the world. Clearly it has attracted the interest and served the needs of a considerable number of primary care physicians as well as dermatologists. It has also been one of the leading dermatologic journals of the world at large. This preeminence has been the result of publication of new, interesting, and mainly clinically oriented material, but not to the exclusion of reports of new and important developments in laboratory research. The success of the Archives is partly due to the growing interest in cutaneous
Goltz RW. A Salute to the Archives From the American Academy of Dermatology. Arch Dermatol. 1979;115(11):1302. doi:10.1001/archderm.1979.04010110008013