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Up to 1920 the dermatologic profession of the United States was apparently well served by the Journal of Cutaneous Diseases. For several years, however, there had been great moans of sorrow and anguish over the special assessments inflicted on members of the American Dermatological Association to support it. There were years in which the individual members of this body had paid from $60 to $100 each in order to secure any kind of medium for scientific expression and the advancement of their specialty. In that year, stimulated no doubt by the success accorded to other special periodicals published by the American Medical Association, Dr. William Allen Pusey suggested to Dr. George H. Simmons, then Editor and General Manager of the American Medical Association, that the American Medical Association take over the Journal of Cutaneous Diseases and develop it as a scientific periodical similar to those already available in the
FISHBEIN M. WILLIAM ALLEN PUSEY—THE EDITOR. Arch Derm Syphilol. 1937;35(1):7–9. doi:10.1001/archderm.1937.01470190010004
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