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May 1955

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AMA Arch Derm. 1955;71(5):627. doi:10.1001/archderm.1955.01540290067015

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Prizes Awarded in Annual Essay Contest.—As before, keen competition marked the Annual Essay Prize Contest sponsored by the American Dermatological Association to stimulate younger investigators to original work in the field of Dermatology and Syphilology. A total of 11 manuscripts were submitted to the Research Aid Committee of the Association, which based its decision on the following considerations:

  1. Originality of ideas

  2. Potential importance of the work

  3. Experimental methods and the use of controls

  4. Evaluation of results

  5. Clarity of presentation

  6. Historical background

  7. Bibliography

The high quality of these manuscripts made it difficult to arrange them in order of merit. In the opinion of the

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