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September 1991

Albert Kligman—Master of Dermatology

Author Affiliations

Department of Dermatology Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania 3600 Spruce St/2 Maloney Bldg Philadelphia, PA 19104-4283

Arch Dermatol. 1991;127(9):1392-1393. doi:10.1001/archderm.1991.01680080128016

On March 17, 1991, Albert M. Kligman celebrated his 75th birthday entering, as he described himself, "the puberty of my old age." At 75, he still maintains the intellectual curiosity, physical vigor, and passion for investigative dermatology of someone beginning their career, rather than one who has spent more than 40 years unraveling the mysteries of cutaneous biology. As professor emeritus, Albert Kligman is anything but retired. He keeps two secretaries working at full speed, several fellows trying desperately to complete the latest list of experiments, and a schedule of lectures around the world that would tire most. When asked where his energy comes from, he replies, "Lust for knowledge! —I must know all there is to know about skin and skin disease before I die." The data clearly indicate that he is getting closer to that goal of complete knowledge and that our specialty is the better for his efforts.

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