Classic articles may be interpreted to mean widely cited articles that initially describe a disease, mark a turning point in classifying a disease, or integrate concepts into new ideas. In the following list of the most cited articles from the Archives of Dermatology, the top 3 articles were each cited more than 500 times as compiled by Thomson Scientific. Older publications have more time to accumulate citations. It takes at least 5 years for an article to be cited 50 or more times.
The 20 Most Cited Articles From 1973-2003. Arch Dermatol. 2008;144(7):954. doi:10.1001/archderm.144.7.954