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When Dr Malkinson asked me, as president of the Dermatology Foundation, to write a guest editorial, I eagerly accepted. This eagerness was motivated by my desire to report some facts about the foundation and its relationship to our specialty. At the end of 1979, the total amount of the foundation's awards had reached $1,145,724—$486,800 for fellowships and $658,924 for grants. Last year the foundation enjoyed the highest level of awards, the highest income, the greatest participation by pharmaceutical and cosmetic manufacturers, and the largest paid membership. None of these achievements was by accident. The foresight of previous foundation leaders, the enthusiasm and commitment of Coleman Jacobson, MD, as president during the past two years, the new aggressive staff direction, and the dedication of scores of members came together in a manner that augurs well for the future of the foundation. It is necessary for all practicing dermatologists to recognize that
Jansen GT. Dermatology Foundation 1980. Arch Dermatol. 1980;116(11):1251. doi:10.1001/archderm.1980.01640350041010