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September 1949

News and Comment

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1949;60(3):437. doi:10.1001/archderm.1949.01530030133017

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Pacific Dermatological Association Organized.—As early as May 10, 1938, the Los Angeles and San Francisco Dermatological Societies began holding combined annual meetings. These meetings were not held regularly during the war but were resumed directly after the war ended. To meet the need for a more formal organization the Pacific Dermatological Association has been organized. It is open to the members of the Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, Pacific Northwest and Rocky Mountain dermatological societies and to all other properly qualified dermatologists in the western portion of the United States, including California, Oregon, Washington, Nevada, Idaho, Utah, Arizona, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado and New Mexico; in British Columbia and Alberta, Canada, and in Alaska, Hawaii and Mexico.

The present officers are as follows: president, Samuel Ayres Jr., Los Angeles; vice president, Leon Frank Ray, Portland, Ore.; secretary-treasurer, H. V. Allington, Oakland, Calif., and assistant secretary, Walter

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