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May 1963

Role of Dermatology in a Medical School

Arch Dermatol. 1963;87(5):547-551. doi:10.1001/archderm.1963.01590170005001

At the outset I want to make my position clear to this distinguished group. This will not be a formal discourse on education in the field of dermatology. Rather, I am going to discuss with you thoughts of my own concerning the role of dermatology as a specialty in a medical school. I address you as a staunch friend and supporter of your specialty, one who for long has had an abiding interest in its progress and development. While I will express my own beliefs, I have spent no little time with the literature bearing upon this matter, and I acknowledge my debt to the many eminent members of your specialty who, through the years, have contributed thoughtful essays on the subject. It is interesting as well as encouraging to note the rising and well directed ferment in this area in the past decade.

From time to time I will

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