The second Central American Congress of Dermatology was held in Guatemala City from Nov. 5 to 8, 1959. This Congress was organized by the Central American Dermatologic Society, an entity founded in December, 1956, by the dermatologists from El Salvador and representatives of each of the six republics. It was then agreed to hold congresses every two years successively in each Central American country. The first Congress was held in San Salvador in November, 1957, and was a complete success, both from the scientific and the social standpoints. Practically all the members of the Central American Dermatologic Society attended this second Congress. The guests of honor were, from Mexico, Dr. Fernando Latapí and Dr. Pedro Lavalle, and from the United States, Dr. Harvey Blank, Dr. Walter Wilson, and myself. The meeting was also attended by other Guatemalean physicians interested in dermatology, such as internists, radiologists, surgeons, etc.
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CANIZARES O. Report The Second Central American Congress of Dermatology. Arch Dermatol. 1960;82(2):259–260. doi:10.1001/archderm.1960.01580020101019
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