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February 1950


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1950;61(2):175-176. doi:10.1001/archderm.1950.01530090005001

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Criticism of the Society Transactions has recently come to our attention. The comments were directed to the scarcity of the society reports, delay in their publication, the editing and deletion of some discussions and the omitting of some of the cases presented from the published reports. We are pleased to learn of these reactions and to know that so many read and enjoy this feature of the Archives.

The policy both past and future in regard to the publication of society meeting reports has been influenced by many factors: to wit, a long printers' strike, lack of paper, insufficient editorial help and a manuscript file which contained at one time two hundred and fifty papers and few reports of society meetings. These problems have been overcome, but new ones have arisen. Today there are many more dermatologists in this country than before the war and many more dermatologic societies, so

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