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October 1940

CULTURAL ASPECTS OF DERMATOLOGIC THOUGHTPRESIDENT'S ADDRESS

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1940;42(4):543-546. doi:10.1001/archderm.1940.01490160003001
Abstract

Since the inauguration of this association in 1876, there have been numerous presidential addresses, and hundreds of papers have been read. It would seem that little if anything had been left unsaid. For years, however, various thoughts have been in my mind, at first vague and indefinite but becoming clearer and more rounded until they have become distinct convictions.

Teachers should realize that they can either make or mar the future of the potential leaders in medicine, including those in dermatology. Teaching should not be simply a routine. Each lecture should be the result of painstaking preparation and should be presented in such a way that it will hold the interest of the students. Whenever possible, a setting should be given to furnish a background for the discourse. For example, when dermatitis herpetiformis is discussed, one might give a short account of the life and activities of Dr. Louis A.

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