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January 1961

The Relationship of Dermatology to the Arts and Sciences

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Arch Dermatol. 1961;83(1):15-25. doi:10.1001/archderm.1961.01580070021004

The University of Chicago has honored me greatly by inviting me to present a guest lecture. First of all, I wish to express my profound gratitude for this distinction. I am also aware that the acceptance of this invitation imposes an obligation; I must abandon the framework of a narrow specialty because an address to colleagues of the various faculties demands that one emphasize the relationship of one's own specialty to other fields of science and scholarship. It is for this reason that I have chosen as the subject of my lecture the relationship of dermatology to the arts and the sciences.

The inclusion of the methods of the arts and the sciences will doubtlessly offer new possibilities for the understanding of the etiology and pathogenesis of many diseases, which have, until now, not been sufficiently explored. I would like to demonstrate this by the example of my own specialty,