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January 1920

Society Transactions

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1920;1(1):80-116. doi:10.1001/archderm.1920.02350010087014
Abstract

NEW YORK DERMATOLOGICAL SOCIETY  Semicentennial Celebration

ANNIVERSARY ADDRESS. Dr. George Henry Fox 

Mr. President and Members of the Society:  As the oldest active member of this society (in point of membership) I have been asked to occupy a little time tonight in a backward look over some of its earlier years. Dr. Sherwell and I both joined the society in 1873. Since Volume 1 of our records has unfortunately been lost, it is difficult to tell the exact month when each joined, but I find that my name precedes his in the little book containing the Constitution and By-Laws which all of you have signed.We have gathered tonight to celebrate an important event which occurred a little more than a half century ago, the birth of the New York Dermatological Society, the oldest organization of its kind in the world. Fifty years! It seems indeed a long period when

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