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October 1928


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Professor of Dermatology and Syphilology, University of Zurich, Switzerland.

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1928;18(4):578-583. doi:10.1001/archderm.1928.02380160079011

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Dear Doctor Pusey:  At the close of the Washington Congress you were kind enough to ask me to communicate to you the impression I received of American dermatology during my six weeks' trip in the United States.I shall do so gladly, for in so doing I can perhaps in some small measure be relieved of the obligation under which the great amiability and the obliging aid of my colleagues have placed me.Perhaps the thing which at first most surprises the foreigner is this amiability, the endeavor to open all doors to the friend and colleague from overseas, and to make accessible to him everything of beauty or of interest. In Europe, such wholehearted hospitality is, at best, known to us only through ancient legends. It is due to this hospitality that in a relatively short time one can see more—and that more thoroughly— than would be possible in

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