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August 1942

ASOCIACIÓN ARGENTINA DE DERMATOLOGÍA Y SIFILOLOGÍA: Celebration of Its Thirty-Fifth Anniversary

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1942;46(2):334-335. doi:10.1001/archderm.1942.01500140150026

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Abstract

Dermatologists in the United States will be interested to learn that the Asociación Argentina de Dermatología y Sifilología will celebrate the thirty-fifth anniversary of its founding during the week of August 19 to 23. The celebration commemorates not only the founding of the dermatologic association but also the founding of the chair of dermatology and syphilology in the university, just fifty years ago. The celebration will be attended by representatives from Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay and possibly other countries. It will include an elaborate program of scientific sessions and social festivities, sponsored by the government, the university and faculty and the Academy of Medicine.

The Asociación Argentina de Dermatología y Sifilología was founded on Aug. 21, 1907 by the sixteen members of the teaching staff of Prof. Baldomero Sommer. He was its first president and remained in office for eleven years. Dr. Sommer had been a pupil of Kaposi and

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