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August 1927


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1927;16(2):196-198. doi:10.1001/archderm.1927.02380020068010

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Somebody is always taking the joy out of life. Here we have been going along thinking American dermatology was doing pretty well, when Dr. Fox, in a letter to The Journal of the American Medical Association of July 9, calls attention to what Dr. Louis B. Wilson, pathologist of the Mayo Foundation, thinks of us.

Dr. Wilson has been studying graduate medical education in Europe, and has made a survey of the whole field. Here is what, and all, he says about European dermatology:

Why dermatology has been so slow in developing in America is difficult to explain. Certainly it is not from lack of material, as used to be thought [parenthetically, by whom?.]. Yet many of the largest cities in the United States are without competent dermatologists, and very few places in the United States provide the graduate student with the opportunity to study more than the mere rudiments

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