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January 1933

News and Comment

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1933;27(1):123-124. doi:10.1001/archderm.1933.01450040126011

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At the 1931 meeting of the American Dermatological Association, a committee was appointed to determine the advisability of forming an American board for the certification of competent practitioners in our specialty, similar to boards created by the ophthalmologists, the otolaryngologists and the obstetricians and gynecologists. A similar committee was appointed by the Section on Dermatology and Syphilology of the American Medical Association at its meeting in the same year. A favorable report was rendered by each committee at the 1932 meeting of each of the aforementioned organizations, and on May 11, 1932, the first meeting of the Board was held in New Orleans. On November 25 the Board was formally incorporated with the following members: Dr. Howard Fox, New York, president; Dr. William H. Mook, St. Louis, vice-president; Dr. C. Guy Lane, Boston, secretary; Dr. George M. MacKee, New York, treasurer; Dr. Harold N.

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