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April 1977

Selections From the Transactions of the Dermatological Society of Greater New York

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San Francisco

Arch Dermatol. 1977;113(4):529-530. doi:10.1001/archderm.1977.01640040137039

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This is an extraordinary publication—in numerous ways a unique one.

If you want to learn and read about recent theories of pathogenesis and find new laboratory procedures, do not look for them in this volume. But if you are as interested as every American dermatologist should be in the evidences of the day-by-day accretion of clinical dermatologic knowledge, reading the fascinating presentations in this volume will bring you rich rewards.

There are also invaluable facts and findings brought to light in the 50 years of proceedings and the hundreds of case presentations and their discussions by the members of this relatively small, private, unendowed New York dermatological society. And in the progression of years, you will find documented the development of dermatology and syphilology during half a century covering one of the most critical and revolutionary periods of medicine. The gamut of diagnoses of rare and instructive cases and

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