The annual meetings of the American Dermatological Association are the milestones on which are inscribed the results of the year's activities in scientific research. The high standard set by the founders of this Association has been maintained by the diligent work of their successors. The responsibility of presiding at this, the forty-fifth annual session, is keenly realized and words cannot convey to you my deep appreciation of the honor you have conferred on me. The brilliant record of achievement of the Association has been recorded by my predecessors, so I shall today briefly discuss two topicsthat have occupied much of my thought for some time.
In the past there has been no organized effort to train men in the practice of dermatology and syphilology. The major portion of the men now engaged in this practice selected the method of acquiring their knowledge themselves. Some began as assistants to established dermatologists