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June 1941

TRENDS IN AMERICAN DERMATOLOGY: PRESIDENT'S ADDRESS

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PITTSBURGH

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1941;43(6):923-926. doi:10.1001/archderm.1941.01490240003001
Abstract

Presidential addresses in the past have dealt with various scientific subjects and with the past and future of the American Dermatological Association and of the dermatologic branch of medicine. Little of general interest has been neglected. I have been tempted to point out advantages of discontinuing this part of the annual program. An additional reason will, no doubt, be credited to the present discussion. The past lives in the personalities and accomplishments of the dermatologists of the past. The future is subject to many influences beyond control, but present day dermatologists are, to a certain extent, responsible to future generations, because present policies and practices will bear on the future of American dermatology quite as definitely as the past does on the present. Therefore, it seems desirable to have a "fireside chat" about present day dermatologists, their practices and policies. Certain trends in this specialty determined by social, geographic and

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