On Tuesday, May 26, 1959, the New York Dermatological Society celebrated its ninetieth anniversary with a scientific meeting and a commemorative dinner. The society, founded in 1869, is the oldest dermatological society in the world. During the ninety years since its birth, 726 scientific meetings have been held.
The idea of a dermatological society was conceived by Dr. Faneuil Weisse, and he, along with Henry Buckley, Henry Piffard, and Foster Swift were the early guiding spirits. The roster of members includes many illustrious names. Especially worthy of mention, perhaps, are Dr. Robert Taylor, Dr. L. D. Buckley, Dr. George Henry, and Dr. Howard Fox, Dr. Samuel Sherwell, Dr. Prince Morrow, Dr. John Fordyce, Dr. George MacKee, Dr. Fred Wise, Dr. Walter Highman, Dr. John Lane, Dr. J. Frank Fraser, Dr. Edward Maloney, Dr. Charles M. Williams, Dr. A. Benson Cannon, and Dr. J. Gardner Hopkins.
Among the past honorary members
Miller JL, Cormia FE. NEW YORK DERMATOLOGICAL SOCIETY. AMA Arch Derm. 1960;81(6):1042. doi:10.1001/archderm.1960.03730060158037
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