In lieu of the customary quinquennial report covering the entire range of dermatoses, your committee, with the consent of the council, limited its inquiry this year to a few diseases whose incidence seemed of special interest. It was recognized that for most dermatoses the ratios of their occurrence have been fairly well established by the thirty-five annual reports already made. In addition to the few diseases whose incidence was recorded, an attempt was made to gather statistics on the occurrence of occupational diseases—a classification heretofore not made in our reports—and to collect some special data on syphilis: the frequency of cerebrospinal and cardiac affections, the number of arsphenamin injections administered and the "reactions" following this treatment.
Twenty-three reports, representing the work of twenty-eight of our members, were received. The total number of cases reported for the year was 48,611. This number is smaller by 17 per cent, than the number
POLLITZER S. REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON STATISTICS OF THE AMERICAN DERMATOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE YEAR 1921. Arch Derm Syphilol. 1923;7(1):99–102. doi:10.1001/archderm.1923.02360070102009
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