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posted on 2023-11-22, 09:59 authored by E.W.J Ireland
Dr. Grove W. Wende, of Buffalo, as Chairman of the Section of Dermatology of the American Medical Association, in an address in St. Louis, June, 1910, devoted his attention to the consideration of Skin Diseases to Medicine as a whole. He laid stress on the fact that specialising in one branch of medicine tended to narrowness of observation and loss of perspective that impaired the broadest utilisation of the observations made.
He considered it advisable that dermatologists should make some effort to bridge the ever-widening separation between that specialty and the field of internal medicines.
General cases should be sought and discovered, and the work of the clinique and the laboratory should be united in the investigation of causes and broad relations.
With the exception of parasitic and local inflammatory affections of the skin, it may be said that skin diseases are for the most part simply superficial local manifestations or complications of general or special morbid states.
Skin diseases, in short, are nothing but symptoms in many cases.


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