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November 1940

A Tribute to a Great Leader

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1940;42(5):940-943. doi:10.1001/archderm.1940.01490170190021

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In the death of Dr. William Allen Pusey American dermatology has lost one of its greatest leaders and one who at the time of his death was justly considered the dean of his specialty. The passing of Dr. Pusey is an incalculable loss to dermatology, to the profession of medicine in general, to the lay public and to his many admirers and friends.

It is hard to find suitable words to pay a tribute to this truly remarkable man. It is fortunate that during his life he had the satisfaction of knowing the high esteem in which he was held by his colleagues. The January 1937 issue of the Archives of Dermatology and Syphilology was especially dedicated to him and contains sketches of different phases of his life by outstanding men in various fields of medicine. One sketch was written by his close friend the late Mr. Rufus Dawes. Any

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