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January 1984

Archives of Dermatology Second Century

Arch Dermatol. 1984;120(1):42-43. doi:10.1001/archderm.1984.01650370048008

The January 1984 issue of the Archives marks the continuous publication of this journal for 1,215 months. It began as the Journal of Cutaneous and Venereal Diseases in October 1882 (Table). In 1920, the American Medical Association became responsible for its publication, and the journal was renamed the Archives of Dermatology and Syphilology and later, in 1955, the Archives of Dermatology. The course, contents, and direction of the Archives has been guided by a series of distinguished editors (Table).1,2 Frederick D. Malkinson, MD, and Roger W. Pearson, MD, have been responsible for the journal since January 1979, and we are in their debt for a job conscientiously and well done. To the retiring chief and assistant chief editor, I give thanks on behalf of the AMA, the editorial board, and the more than 18,000 recipients of the Archives.

Dermatology has gone through enormous changes in the period since the