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September 1991

A Giant in the Field: Albert Montgomery Kligman

Author Affiliations

Department of Dermatology Heinrich-Heine University Moorenstrasse 5 D-4000 Düsseldorf 1, Germany

Arch Dermatol. 1991;127(9):1415-1416. doi:10.1001/archderm.1991.01680080155022

To the Editor.—  If one works very hard in academic medicine all his life, nothing is wrong. If one receives respect from his contemporaries, life is even better. If one was bestowed honors, one becomes a famous person. But what is all of this if one has no friends, particularly when one gets older. Living the lust of life with a full academic and scientific career, and being surrounded by warm friendship, that is particularly true for Albert Montgomery Kligman.Al, as his friends call him, has never left Philadelphia, Pa, where he was born on March 17,1916, except for his innumerable trips throughout the world. He went to medical school in Philadelphia, and was trained at the famous Department of Dermatology at the University of Pennsylvania. He became, and still is, an outstanding and famous teacher and scientist at this institution.1,2 Philadelphia became a Mecca for pilgrims who searched for postgraduate

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