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January 1928


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1928;17(1):105-106. doi:10.1001/archderm.1928.02380070122007

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Society transactions occupy a large part of the space in the Archives of Dermatology and Syphilology, and they are generally read with interest. Unfortunately, more unfavorable criticism of these transactions is expressed than of any other feature of the publication. The following sort of criticism is made: Cases are not presented with sufficient detail or clearness to allow the reader to form a satisfactory opinion of them for himself. Histories are often too short, the titles often being the only description. On the other hand, space may be occupied by uninteresting details instead of by important ones. (Cases often are not observed sufficiently before presentation; often the statement occurs "the patient was seen for the first time today or yesterday." It may be necessary to state the latter fact in interesting cases that have just come in and should be presented, and it is the only good excuse for presenting

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