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May 1960

Round-Table Discussion

AMA Arch Derm. 1960;81(5):866-878. doi:10.1001/archderm.1960.03730050222040

Dr. A. M. Kligman, Philadelphia: We will try to keep this within the bounds of sound and decent behavior. A committee has been described as a group of people—perhaps six—five of whom are out of town at one time. To be really effective, I suppose the chairman of a committee should introduce the panel and then recede into the background, but I can assure you that I have no intention of doing this.

I would like to recite the tactics which are to be followed; these are the ground rules. The following virtues will be highly esteemed: Originality first. We would like gems, freshly conceived gems, no antiques; don't warm over something which has been said before; we're all pretty well griseofulvinized. I'm cured of everything I had when I came in here. Originality and novelty. Present something which is beautiful. We still have time for esthetic appreciation. If

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