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Records of the Section on Dermatology

Identifier: CPP 12/008-01


The Section on Dermatology was established by Lawrence Parish and Joseph Witkowski on December 22, 1981. The requirements for membership were “a professional interest in and a respect for dermatology.” The Section held four or five meetings a year on Wednesday evenings; these meetings generally included a lecture followed by a cocktail hour and dinner.

In late 2005 or 2006, nearly all College sections were discontinued, including the Section on Dermatology.

The Records of the Section on Dermatology span the years 1986 to 2001 and consist mainly of correspondence. General correspondence (1986 to 1997) files contain a brief history of the Section, thank-you notes for monetary donations, correspondence with speakers, and some membership lists, but focus mainly on the financial situation of the Section. Files relating to specific topics include the College’s management of Section funds as well as request for money for awards given by the Section, such as the Stelwagon Award. This small collection also includes the Section’s annual reports for the years 1993 and 1995 through 1997.


  • 1986-2001



.2 Linear feet (1 half document box)

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Records of the Section on Dermatology
Chrissie Perella
April 2019
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