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November 1960

Four-Dimensional Histopathology

Author Affiliations


The William Allen Pusey Memorial Lecture, 1960.

From the Departments of Dermatology, Wayne State University College of Medicine and Detroit Receiving Hospital.

Arch Dermatol. 1960;82(5):681-698. doi:10.1001/archderm.1960.01580050023003

Although I remember having seen Dr. Pusey at meetings, I never had the privilege of knowing him personally. All I know about him is derived from his publications and from articles published in the Archives of Dermatology, especially those of Rattner1 and Foerster,2 who painted a vivid picture of his personality. We all know that Pusey was an extraordinary man with a wide spread of interests. He served humanity and his fellow physicians in a variety of ways and functions, and Foerster relates that he often stressed usefulness as a desirable goal in life. That Pusey's concept of usefulness was not a narrow utilitarian one seems to be documented by the fact that he provided for an annual dinner at which the members of the Chicago Dermatological Society will remember him kindly. This seems to be an acknowledgment that friendly intercourse among physicians has its peculiar value through

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