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October 1926


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1926;14(4):371-381. doi:10.1001/archderm.1926.02370220002001

Fifty years ago! What varied memories crowd into our minds as we look back over that lapse of time! It seemed a very long period as one looked forward to it with mingled feelings of hope, fear and uncertainty, but now as one glances back at this interesting period of our lives it seems incredibly short.

What a great change these swiftly passing years have wrought in the membership and in the character of this Association! As I look back, the contrast between that day and this is a striking one. Youth, hope and enthusiasm I see at one end; age, experience and satisfaction, not wholly unmingled with disappointment, I find at the other end. While the expectations of our early days may not have been fully realized, our fears have for the most part proved unjustified, and now we can all look back over the first half century of

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