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June 1960

Some French Dermatologists I Have Known

Author Affiliations


Clinical Professor (Emeritus) of Dermatology (Rush) University of Illinois College of Medicine (Dr. Mitchell).

AMA Arch Derm. 1960;81(6):962-968. doi:10.1001/archderm.1960.03730060078015

Sabouraud  Before departing for Paris in 1920, I secured letters of introduction to the then living and celebrated dermatologists of France from the then living and celebrated dermatologists of the United States. Upon arrival I enclosed the letters of introduction to the various men, together with a note that I wished to pay my respects at their convenience. Promptly, and without exception, I received invitations to call upon them, each setting a definite time.As an undergraduate at the University of Chicago, I lived in the household of a member of the Romance Department. This faculty member married a French woman who knew no English upon arrival in this country, and only French was spoken in the household. Before sailing in 1920, some 12 years having passed since I had lived in the household and some 8 years having passed since my first visit to Paris, I brushed up my