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May 1953


Author Affiliations


From the Department of Dermatology and Syphilology, New York University Post-Graduate Medical School (Dr. Marion B. Sulzberger, Chairman), and the Skin and Cancer Unit of the University Hospital.

AMA Arch Derm Syphilol. 1953;67(5):467-469. doi:10.1001/archderm.1953.01540050031006

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THE NAME of the second dermatologic journal to appear in the United States was the Archives of Dermatology. The first one was the American Journal of Syphilography and Dermatology, which was published from January, 1870, to October, 1874, as a quarterly periodical. The first issue of the Archives of Dermatology was printed in October, 1874 (the same month as the final issue of the American Journal of Syphilography and Dermatology), with L. Duncan Bulkley as editor, and it ceased publication with its number of October, 1882. At its inception the new journal was also a quarterly. There was no connection between the two journals. This is evident from a notice which appeared on page 288 of the April, 1875, issue of the Archives of Dermatology under the section "Correspondence and Miscellanies":

Since the publication of our last issue, a circular has been received announcing the cessation of

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