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November 1947

HOWARD FOX: Reminiscences and an Appreciation

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1947;56(5):578-582. doi:10.1001/archderm.1947.01520110024003

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I MET Howard Fox in 1904 shortly after his return from eighteen months of graduate study in Berlin and Vienna. He was assisting his distinguished father in private practice in the old Sydenham Doctors' Building at Madison Avenue and Fifty-Eighth Street, in which my modest office was located. He was a member of the staff of the original Skin and Cancer Hospital, on his father's service, and an assistant in the Department of Dermatology, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University (Vanderbilt Clinic).

Our acquaintance quickly ripened into a friendship so strong that differences of opinion on important subjects actually strengthened mutual respect and trust. Occasionally, time proved my reasoning to be correct, but more often his was right.

I envied his education, his knowledge of dermatology and the German language, and I admired his enthusiasm, acumen, physical and mental alertness and intellectual versatility. He was and is intensely interested

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