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October 1949

PRESENT STATUS OF DERMATOLOGIC TRAINING IN THE UNITED STATES

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1949;60(4):475-485. doi:10.1001/archderm.1949.01530040003001
Abstract

FROM the many signs, it would seem that dermatology is at the crossroads. In common with other medical specialties, it has progressed a long way, but it cannot remain static. The future must of necessity be one of expansion. The time has now arrived when those specializing in this branch of medicine must consider seriously the direction of further growth. It would appear logical at this time for them to examine the record of past and present performance in order to help chart an enlightened course for the future. Perhaps in this way some of the pitfalls and errors of this and preceding generations may be avoided. The records of the American Board of Dermatology and Syphilology have been carefully scrutinized; the opportunities for training, together with the background of the chiefs of service of approved institutions, have been analyzed; the present methods of teaching have been considered,

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