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February 1969

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Arch Dermatol. 1969;99(2):234-236. doi:10.1001/archderm.1969.01610200106017

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Report.—  The following is a report of the Joint Committee on Planning for Dermatology of the American Academy of Dermatology.—In recent years, the leadership of the specialty of dermatology has realized the importance of a broad and detailed study of the future development of our specialty. Late in 1967, with the encouragement of the National Institutes of Health, came the impetus to establish the Joint Committee on Planning for Dermatology within the American Academy of Dermatology charged with undertaking such a study and preparing a report.From the outset, the committee was faced with circumstances that were bound to modify its response. It was decided that the report should include proposals for urgently needed activities and suggestions for further development in selected areas. The preliminary report, however, was scheduled to be rendered by April 1, 1968. To collect hard data which, for the most part, were not available and

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