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October 1959

Standards and Minimum Requirements for a Dermatologic Service: Recommendations of the American Academy of Dermatology and Syphilology

AMA Arch Derm. 1959;80(4):478-480. doi:10.1001/archderm.1959.01560220088017

I. Introduction: The Composition, Educational Functions, Scope, and Responsibilities of the American Academy of Dermatology and Syphilology

The American Academy of Dermatology and Syphilology is the only national society which can be regarded as truly representative of the specialty in the United States. It is the national body in which all those who have qualified as specialists by receiving the Certificate of The American Board of Dermatology are eligible for Fellowship.

While the general purpose of the Academy is educational, it is obvious that the education of physicians in the specialty is, to a great measure, dependent upon the opportunities and facilities, the equipment and standards for investigation, diagnosis and patient care, which are available to the services of dermatology in the hospitals and training institutions throughout the country. It is in these institutions that medical students, interns, residents, and other physicians will inevitably receive their major

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