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May 13, 1893

RECENT ADVANCES IN THE TREATMENT OF DISEASES OF THE SKIN AND SYPHILIS.Opening address of the Chairman of the Section of Dermatology and Syphilology, American Medical Association, Detroit, June 7, 1892.

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JAMA. 1893;XX(19):519-525. doi:10.1001/jama.1893.02420460001001

Very great activity has been manifested in the dermatological world since the last report on this subject was presented by your chairman, two or three years ago. There are now dermatological societies injvery active operation in many cities of the world, and an International Dermatological Congress was held in Paris two years ago, and now a second is to be held in Vienna during the coming September; the New York Dermatological Society is now also in most active operation, holding its 215th meeting, and the American Dermatological Society its sixteenth annual meeting this summer. At all these societies there has been much exchange of thought and opinion, and very much valuable matter presented, and many new points brought up and developed.

The literature of dermatology has also increased very greatly during the last few years; not only have some new text books appeared, and several manuals, but the current periodicals