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July 2014

Analysis of a New York Times Article on the Public’s Perception of Dermatologists

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Dermatology, Center for Dermatology Research, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
JAMA Dermatol. 2014;150(7):695. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2014.519

The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD)1 formally responded on January 21, 2014, to the New York Times article “Patients’ Costs Skyrocket; Specialists’ Incomes Soar,”2 by Elisabeth Rosenthal published on January 19, 2014 (part 6 of the “Paying Till it Hurts” series). The AAD’s statement was certainly sensible, and defending one’s specialty from potentially misleading and biased information is a worthy pursuit.

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