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July 20, 1964


JAMA. 1964;189(3):243. doi:10.1001/jama.1964.03070030065037

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The British Journalof Dermatology calls attention in its April, 1964, issue to the "interesting historical editorial" ("Robert Willan— Syntactic Dermatologist") which appeared in the Feb 15 issue of The Journal (187:532). Dr. P. J. Hare, editor of the British journal, advises, however, that the place where Willan practiced for a time is "Darlington," not "Doolington," an error which was also noticed by J. A. Boycott, London. In a subsequent communication to The Journal, Dr. Hare adds that some of his readers, although accustomed to seeing a likeness of Willan on each month's cover, do not seem to know "whether Willan worked at Doolington or Dolittle worked at Wilmington." Thus is an 'ele(r)gy' of a 'rash' man treated in time.