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February 1971

Dermatologists in a Changing World

Arch Dermatol. 1971;103(2):115-119. doi:10.1001/archderm.1971.04000140001001

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In my selection of subject, I have sought for relevance both to Dr. Nelson Paul Anderson and to the current problems of dermatologists. Many of you did not know Andy—who was a student, a scientist, a clinician, a teacher, and a willing, cooperative and effective worker in medical organizations and particularly in dermatologic ones. Significantly, he was a man of vision and it is this characteristic which I choose to honor by my lecture. Although many members of the Pacific Dermatologic Association have major interests in scientific research or in teaching, the major interest of most is clinical practice. My subject was selected and my comments are made with their interests and concerns in mind.

In seeking for ideas I reviewed Dr. Anderson's bibliography. Early his concentration was on cancer, then clinical papers relating with a variety of conditions, then occupational dermatoses; a return to a variety of clinical subjects;

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