This volume is the last of a series of the history of internal medicine in the US Army Medical Department in World War II.
Chapter 20 on dermatology (95 pages), written by Donald M. Pillsbury, MD, and Clarence S. Livingood, MD, will be of great interest to the many dermatologists in America today who had their first introduction to dermatology in the service. It will also be of interest to the 107 certified dermatologists who served in the Army Medical Corps during this war.
At the beginning of mobilization in 1940 there was not a single certified dermatologist in the regular Army Medical Corps, even though it was evident before the United States entered the war that skin diseases would constitute a major cause of disability. Little attention was paid to dermatology until 1942. The authors, both of whom played a major role in the development of dermatology in the