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November 1958

A Comparative Study of Canine and Human Dermatology

Author Affiliations

Minneapolis; St. Paul

AMA Arch Derm. 1958;78(5):630-636. doi:10.1001/archderm.1958.01560110076011

General Introduction

"A milestone in the reunion of human and veterinary medicine is, I believe, the increasing awareness of the comparative aspects of medicine." This statement, made by Dr. J. V. Klauder, keynotes our interests and endeavors in this present study. Canine dermatology is a relatively untouched field and one which may prove informative to both disciplines. It is, therefore, our purpose to define and characterize canine dermatology and to correlate it with human dermatology, wherever possible. In so doing, new areas of investigative research for human medicine may evolve and basic information for veterinary medicine will be disseminated.

We have chosen to use human dermatology as our reference point for the following reasons:

  1. Human dermatology has achieved the greater degree of advancement.

  2. The language of human dermatology and pathology is more universally understood.

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