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December 1930

PURPOSE AND PROGRESS OF THE AMERICAN DERMATOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION

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ANN ARBOR, MICH.

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1930;22(6):957-961. doi:10.1001/archderm.1930.01440180003001
Abstract

We enter on the fifty-fourth year of our existence as a scientific organization with two outstanding achievements which will stand for our future historian as milestones in the annals of the association.

The first of these is the resumption of personal and scientific contacts with European fellow workers which were so rudely severed by the World War. The present meeting will still be fresh in our minds when many of us depart overseas to renew old friendships, to acquaint ourselves with others who are known to us only by name and to enjoy again the intellectual stimulus that results from actual contact with co-workers of various and different nationalities.

It may perhaps be thought that the dermatologists of the world have been slow in resuming their international relations. Eighteen years have elapsed since the last International Dermatological Congress in Rome, and the twelve years since the end of the war

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