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The Proceedings of the Fifth International Pigment Cell Conference held by the New York Academy of Sciences in October, 1961, have now been published in two handsome volumes under the title given above.
The first "Conference on the Biology of Normal and Atypical Pigment Cell Growth" was held in 1948. It was organized by the late eminent New York zoologist, Myron Gordon, the first person to realize that the melanocyte deserves conferences "to provide a center" which breaks through "the limiting forces of isolation" of biochemists, geneticists, embryologists, etc, and creates "a friendly and fertile environment for students and scholars to exchange information and ideas."
For me it has been a great satisfaction to know that, since this first "Gordon pigment conference" American dermatologists have been in the front line in furthering the fabulous progress of our knowledge in the field of biology and pathology of pigmentation.
Subsequent Gordon pigment
Rothman S. The Pigment Cell: Molecular, Biological, and Clinical Aspects. Arch Dermatol. 1963;88(1):107–111. doi:10.1001/archderm.1963.01590190113024
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