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December 27, 1947


JAMA. 1947;135(17):1128-1131. doi:10.1001/jama.1947.02890170006002

Although most men and women spend their time in the turmoil of competition and the tumult of affairs it is noticeable that there are periods when large numbers of people pause to consider carefully the way ahead. Such a period occurred in Great Britain at the end of the last century, and after World War I many paused to consider the goals achieved and the matters which demanded attention. Now, after World War II (for these periods of retrospection and prospicience seem specially to occur either after cataclysmic events or at the junctions of recorded time), it would seem opportune to attempt to examine the dermatologic path which is ahead.

Such a survey can be divided into two sections; provided one uses the words in their widest connotations the first section may be called administrative and the second clinical.

DERMATOLOGIC ADMINISTRATION  Of administrative problems I select two for mention: the

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