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August 1947


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1947;56(2):270-271. doi:10.1001/archderm.1947.01520080130018

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The late Bruno Bloch, after a six weeks' trip in the United States in 1928, was asked to write his impressions of American dermatology. He was much interested by what he saw in the various centers visited and commented favorably on the variety and content of the scientific papers that he heard delivered at our national meetings. He pointed out that the educational level and the achievements of the men he met compared favorably with those of his European colleagues, but he deplored the position of dermatology in our medical schools. He emphasized that in this large country with its many excellent medical schools our departments of dermatology did not compare well with the majority in Europe.

If the accomplishments of American dermatology over the past fifty years are critically reviewed, it becomes apparent that they have been attained by the zeal, enthusiasm and hard work of individual dermatologists, while

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