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November 1959

Progress in the Biological Sciences in Relation to Dermatology

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Oxford, England

AMA Arch Derm. 1959;80(5):574-577. doi:10.1001/archderm.1959.01560230060011

During the next twenty years we may witness a veritable revolution in dermatologic treatment based on precise knowledge of the pathogenesis of various skin diseases. To bring about this change we need the assistance and guidance of basic scientists, and, indeed, in recent years, many scientists have discovered that the skin is a readily available organ in which basic processes can be directly observed.

This increasing interest in the skin as a fruitful organ for study was reflected in the "all-star" faculty that conducted a most successful course on "Progress in the Biological Sciences in Relation to Dermatology." The course, sponsored by the Postgraduate Medical School of Cambridge University, was held in Cambridge, England, from the 22d to the 27th of September, 1958. This was the first of a new series of courses presenting advances in the biological sciences to practitioners. There was a large attendance

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