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January 1933


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1933;27(1):125-126. doi:10.1001/archderm.1933.01450040128012

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The Archives of Dermatology has had an important anniversary. With the volume beginning with this number it enters the second half century of its existence. January is not exactly its birth month, for the first number was issued in October, 1882, but the first volume contained fifteen numbers, and ended with December, 1883. As it is convenient to consider January 1 its anniversary, like royalty the Archives is choosing its own date. It hopes that it may claim without immodesty that it has had a useful and somewhat distinguished career.

At the time of its establishment there were five journals in the same field, but none in English. It began under favorable auspices, and one has a thrill of pride when one looks over the first number and the first volume. Volume 1, number 1, bears the date October, 1882. The editors were Henry G. Piffard and Prince

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