Volume 12 - Issue 7 - July 2004

D ermatology has evolved through different paradigms over time. Prior to the founding of the American Academy of Dermatology, general surgeons often were found on the membership roles of dermatology societies. It wasn’t until 1932 that the American Board of Medical Specialties approved a certifying exam in dermatology and syphilogy. After World War II, dermatology became more oriented toward medical dermatology. With the founding of the American College of Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Cutaneous Oncology by Dr. Fred Mohs in 1967 and the American Society for Derma-tologic Surgery in 1970,