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April 1953


AMA Arch Derm Syphilol. 1953;67(4):345. doi:10.1001/archderm.1953.01540040003001

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The Transactions of the various Dermatologic Societies, as published in the Archives, have been the cause for some discussion in recent years. The sharp increase in the number of dermatologists and the many new dermatologic societies, with the consequent increase in the amount of discussions, have created many more pages of material than we are able to print, so that a new policy in presenting these reports was necessary. A supplemental issue limited to Transactions was published in November, 1949, and recently it was thought advisable to prepare another one. However, as there were some differences of opinion as to the desirability of this, it was decided to make a spot survey by mail of our subscribers to find out how many were willing to pay an additional assessment of $3, the cost for two such issues.

The results of the survey were surprisingly informative. The replies indicated that only

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