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June 1942


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1942;45(6):1138-1141. doi:10.1001/archderm.1942.01500120106012

At one of the annual meetings of this society Dr. Otto H. Foerster1 made the following remarks:

A spirit of mutual regard and of good fellowship seems to be characteristic of most organized groups of dermatologists. In this society mutual good will is and always has been a distinctive feature, and it has enabled the society to function as an open forum harmoniously and with ever increasing effectiveness for these many years.

Dr. J. B. Herrick2 commented as follows:  Samuel Johnson once remarked that historical writing was a very inferior kind of literature... requiring no imagination and little invention, and fit only to be compared to poor poetry.... It is less true today [and only partially true for the time when it was made]. The historian... must write something other than a dreary record of dates or descriptions of battles, plottings of royalty or the amours of the

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