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December 1938


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1938;38(6):952-953. doi:10.1001/archderm.1938.01480180118016

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The British Journal of Dermatology was founded fifty years ago. Nineteen hundred and thirty-eight was its jubilee year, and in commemoration of the occasion the journal appropriately devoted its October number to a review of British dermatology during the period. It is a highly interesting and impressive review to men like myself, who have been strongly influenced by British dermatology.

I have always liked to feel that I belong to the British school of dermatology. I do not know how much importance to attach to our common language of Shakespeare and the King James version, our common Anglo-Saxon heritage, and all that sort of thing, but the English and Scotch way of seeing the specialty has appealed to me. The practical common sense, the capacity not only to observe but to generalize, the ability to put the emphasis on the main point and appraise values in the complexity of detailed

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