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February 1976

Dermatologists in the United States, 1968 Through 1973

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Dermatology, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis (Dr Lynch), and Research Coordinators, Inc., St. Paul (Dr Fahs and Mrs Larson). Dr Ward was formerly director of field studies, Research Coordinators, Inc., St. Paul.

Arch Dermatol. 1976;112(2):235-242. doi:10.1001/archderm.1976.01630260047012

• From 1968 to 1973, the number of dermatologists in the United States per 100,000 population gradually increased from 1.6 to 1.8, with the West and Northeast regions showing relatively higher rates and the South and North Central regions showing relatively lower rates. The variation in rate, considered by geographic divisions, can be analyzed to identify areas in the United States that may be in need of additional dermatologists. Given the current number of dermatologists being certified by the American Board of Dermatology and given the current death rate, there appear to be a sufficient number of dermatologists to ensure future growth.

(Arch Dermatol 112:235-242, 1976)

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