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March 1980

Special Letter to the Editor: Dermatologists in the Soviet Union

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Columbus, Ohio


Arch Dermatol. 1980;116(3):271-272. doi:10.1001/archderm.1980.01640270031002

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To the Editor.—  We recently had the opportunity to visit the Soviet Union as part of a dermatology study tour. This trip included visits to the Central Dermato-Venerological Institute in Moscow, as well as to general and specialized hospitals in the Soviet Central Asian states of Uzbekistan and Tadzhikistan. In all, we spoke with about ten dermatologists in three cities. We believed that some of our observations concerning the practice of dermatology in the Soviet Union might be of

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