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September 1920


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Presidential address read at the Forty-Third Annual Meeting of the American Dermatological Association, Asheville, N. C., April 22-24, 1920.

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1920;2(3):273-279. doi:10.1001/archderm.1920.02350090002001

To preside over this body which represents the most eminent in American dermatology is indeed an honor and one to which laudable ambition should aspire. I, no different in this respect from my peers, feel highly gratified that this office should have come to me and I wish to express to you, my colleagues, my gratitude and high appreciation. To preside over the annual convention of such an assemblage as that represented by the American Dermatological Association is not a hollow honor but carrieswith it responsibilities; responsibilities which nag one for many months before the day of culmination or execution. One of these, the most weighty, the one which has borne most heavily on this presidential crown, is the annual address.

In reading the addresses delivered by your presidents for many years back, it appears that of the subjects I might select, all have been exhausted: the history of this

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