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To the Editor:—
On May 17, 1934, there was held in Vienna the first general clinical session of the new Austrian Dermatological Society. Very appropriately the busts of Hebra, Kaposi and Riehl looked down on the assembly, which was honored by the presence of Hofrat Prof. Gustav Riehl, the only survivor of this great trio. The meeting was presided over by Professor Arzt, the president, and by Professor Kerl, the president-elect. Hofrat Prof. Finger was unable to attend.The Austrian Dermatological Society is the successor of that oldest of dermatologic societies, the Vienna Dermatological Society. This society was formed by Hebra and his contemporaries and functioned until it became the nucleus of the present society in February 1934. The parent society was a member of the German Dermatological Society but seceded from it in order to form the new national Austrian society. This secession may be looked on, partly at
Templeton HJ. AUSTRIAN DERMATOLOGICAL SOCIETY. Arch Derm Syphilol. 1935;31(1):89. doi:10.1001/archderm.1935.01460190092012
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