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August 1945

ONE HUNDREDTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FIRST AMERICAN TEXTBOOK OF DERMATOLOGY

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Bethesda, Md.

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1945;52(2):117. doi:10.1001/archderm.1945.01510260047012

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Abstract

To the Editor:—American dermatologists should pause for a moment during the present mad rush of events to pay tribute to the memory of Dr. Noah Worcester, formerly of Cleveland and Cincinnati, on the one hundredth anniversary of the publication of his book, which was the first American textbook of dermatology.

Worcester's excellent book, "A Synopsis of the Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment of the More Common and Important Skin Diseases," was published in 1845, having been printed in Cincinnati by Shepard and Company for Thomas Cowperthwait and Company, of Philadelphia.

Pusey in his "History of Dermatology" said that "Noah Worcester (1812-47) was evidently a man of unusual ability. Although he had to work his way, he was an A.B. of Harvard (1832), an M.D. of Dartmouth (1838) and in 1841 he went to Paris where he studied at St. Louis Hospital for about eight months. He also studied in

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