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July 1959

A Dermatologist's Trip to Japan

AMA Arch Derm. 1959;80(1):88-90. doi:10.1001/archderm.1959.01560190090014

The first and most striking experience after my arrival in Japan was the overwhelming friendliness and superb hospitality of my hosts. They planned and executed all minute details of my program so as to make my stay pleasant and comfortable. From the beginning until the end, I had alternately three young dermatologists assigned to me as escorts. These wonderful young men, A. Kukita, M. Miyamoto, and J. Fan, had worked previously in the United States with Tom Fitzpatrick, Hermann Pinkus, and Ray Suskind, respectively, and speak fluent English. They not only took care of my travel schedules, taxis, trains, sightseeing, and custom inspections but helped me to pack and unpack, delivered and picked up my laundry, mailed my letters, and helped me to shop. In the little time left after all these personal services were performed, they worked feverishly on the translations of my lectures. The

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