In the last half of the nineteenth century there existed in America a small group of distinguished men whose devotion to dermatology knew no bounds. Endowed with the excellent training and inspired by the example of the French, English and Austro-German schools of that period, they became through their own efforts leaders in the field of this ever fascinating specialty and founded in this country so splendid a dermatologic structure that, while one may admire the gold leaf applied rather thickly on its cupola by its most recent disciples, it is the main structure which commands one's love and reverence. Prominent in this small group was Henry G. Piffard, genial fighter, avid hobbyist, profound thinker, forceful teacher and splendid dermatologist. Piffard was born in the town of Piffard, N. Y., on Sept. 10, 1842. He graduated from the University of the City of New York in 1862 and received his
BECHET PE. HENRY GRANGER PIFFARD: A GREAT FACTOR IN THE PROGRESS OF AMERICAN DERMATOLOGY. Arch Derm Syphilol. 1938;37(5):781–786. doi:10.1001/archderm.1938.01480110047002
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