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September 1934

LOUIS ADOLPHUS DUHRING: A GREAT AMERICAN DERMATOLOGIST

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1934;30(3):369-376. doi:10.1001/archderm.1934.01460150035003

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Abstract

"The importance of collecting and preserving facts in connection with whatsoever department of science, cannot be overestimated." These words form the opening sentence of Duhring's presidential address at the third annual meeting of the American Dermatological Association held on Aug. 26, 1879. Duhring practiced what he preached. In the Department of Dermatology at the University of Pennsylvania, under the reverent guardianship of Fred D. Weidman and Robert L. Gilman, there is a dilapidated old trunk filled to the brim with notes on almost every conceivable dermatologic subject, in the handwriting of Duhring. His devotion to dermatology breathes from every written word, and the patience, industry and effort represented by this store of notes are eloquent testimony to the high intellectual plane on which he lived.

THE MAN  Duhring was born in Philadelphia on Dec. 23, 1845. His father, Henry Duhring, and his mother, Caroline, were well to do and had

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