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November 1947


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1947;56(5):713-714. doi:10.1001/archderm.1947.01520110159020

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The Tenth International Congress of Dermatology and Syphilology was to have been held in New York in September 1940, but was postponed because of the war. It has been suggested that the Congress be called to meet in this country in 1950. The success of the Fifth International Congress of Pediatrics held in New York in July of this year, which attracted 2,200 registrants, of whom approximately one fourth were from abroad, would indicate that a dermatologic congress would be equally well received. It will require more time, however, to prepare for such a meeting now than was needed in 1940, because many of the European dermatologic societies are disorganized or not functioning.

An international dermatologic congress is a gathering of men and women from all over the world who are interested primarily in diseases of the skin and allied conditions. Such a meeting has many ramifications. It, of course,

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