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The Off-Center Fold

Michael E. Ming, MD, MSCE, Section Editor
Arch Dermatol. 2007;143(7):935-936. doi:10.1001/archderm.143.7.935.
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In the December 1984 issue of the Archives, then-Editor-in-Chief Kenneth A. Arndt,1 MD, announced a new section of the journal that would debut the following month. Dr Arndt described his vision of

Under the direction of Antoinette F. Hood, MD, as section editor, the section, originally called Clinicians' Corner, but soon retitled Off-Center Fold, made its debut the following month, in January 1985, and appeared every other month during that year. The 3 vignettes outlined in the first appearance described cases of peripheral giant cell granuloma of the gingiva,2 multiple trichoepitheliomas,3 and Melkersson-Rosenthal syndrome.4 The Off-Center Fold quickly became a popular feature, with Dr Arndt5 reporting in an editorial on the feature's first anniversary that there had been “enthusiastic reviews” by the readership and the contributors. Over the next few years, the section format eventually settled into the 4-cases-per-month format that we have today. There have been 3 section editors to date, with Lori Lowe, MD, taking the reins from Dr Hood prior to my term.

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