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April 1975

AAD NPD REPORT: News and Information from the American Academy of Dermatology and its National Program for Dermatology

Arch Dermatol. 1975;111(4):517-518. doi:10.1001/archderm.1975.01630160107014

Profile: Herbert Mescon, M.D., AAD Vice-President  The year: 1952. Herbert Mescon, M.D., a fledgling in academic medicine, is made head (and only member) of the Department of Dermatology at Boston University School of Medicine.The year: 1975. Herbert Mescon, M.D. (Figure), is Professor and Head of the Department of Dermatology at Boston University School of Medicine with a full-time hospital-medical school staff of 50.The evolution of the Boston school's dermatology department from a staff of one to a staff of 50 tells a lot about the new Vice President of the American Academy of Dermatology. But there is a great deal more to the story."The staff growth has been accomplished with essentially the same budget allocation from the School of Medicine," said Dr. Mescon. "The money for departmental operation comes from such sources as research grants, consulting fees, and reimbursement for clinical investigation services." A financially break-even skin

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