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June 1938


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1938;37(6):1046-1047. doi:10.1001/archderm.1938.01480120112019

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The article by Dr. Goldman which appears in this issue of the Archives offers a challenge to dermatologists to retain the position in syphilology which they have rightly earned. There are many reasons why dermatologists should continue to be leaders in the investigation and teaching of syphilis, even though they do not treat all the manifestations of this disease in private practice.

Dermatologists have taken a prominent part in the study of syphilis for many years. Among dermatologic investigators of a generation ago the names of Hoffmann, Neisser, Bruck, Fournier and others are immortal in the annals of medicine. Again in recent years dermatologists both in foreign countries and in the United States have taken a leading part in investigations of syphilis. The cooperative Clinical Group has been composed mainly of dermatologists, including Stokes, Cole, Wile and O'Leary. Other dermatologists who have been notable contributors to the knowledge of syphilis

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