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January 1920


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1920;1(1):59-60. doi:10.1001/archderm.1920.02350010064010

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During the past year and a half death has taken a heavier toll of American dermatologists than during any other similar period. First we lost Johnston, then Heidingsfeld, then Harris, and then, close together, Zeisler and Stellwagon. These men were all upstanding figures, and their deaths mean a real loss to dermatology. Each of them represented something in dermatology that was peculiarly his own; each did something for the specialty, and has left it better because of his participation in it.

It cannot have escaped common observation that the personnel of American dermatology is rapidly changing. Until a few years ago it was the happy boast of the American Dermatological Association that nearly all of its original members were still living, and most of them were active in its proceedings. Duhring, White, Taylor, Hyde, Piffard were then alive, and naturally dominated the Association as they did American dermatology. These men