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An. Bras. Dermatol. vol.87 no.2 Rio de Janeiro Mar./Apr. 2012
Back to our past...*
De volta ao nosso passado...
Paulo Ricardo Criado
PhD in Dermatology, Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de Sao Paulo (FMUSP) - Physician at the Dermatology Department of the Hospital das Clínicas, Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de Sao Paulo - Sao Paulo, Brazil
It was with great satisfaction that I received the 100th anniversary commemorative edition of the Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia (Brazilian Annals of Dermatology).1 I congratulate the editors on the selection of articles and advertising material presented in the issue as a small sample of this journal, which has historical and scientific importance to the Brazilian dermatology community and a role in divulging the Brazilian production in our scientific community and abroad. The "Historical evolution of the Brazilian Annals of Dermatology" is an example of academic and iconographic synthesis that will certainly reverberate in international dermatology, showing who we were and who we are and conferring greater credibility to the Brazilian Society of Dermatology among its counterparts around the world. Historical events such as the recognition of the adverse effect of radiotherapy, described by the pathologist Amadeu Fialho, show that we should be alert to new medical therapies. In addition, Demetrius Peryassu's review of syphilis, which was of great educational value when first published, shows that its value remains. The issue revisited Professor Sampaio's work on isotretinoin as the only drug capable of curing acne. It also revived the challenges faced with the emergence of AIDS in 1986 with an article by Katz et al.; challenges which were faced by my own generation. Finally, the issue was concluded with a demonstration of the dynamics of our specialty, which returns to a familiar past, but which is now adapted to modern life (erythema ab igne by laptop). This supplement will also be history in our Society!
1. Costa IMC, Vallarelli AFA, Bonamigo RR, Reis VMS. Evolução histórica dos Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia. An Bras Dermatol 2012;87(supl1):1-192. [ Links ]
Paulo Ricardo Criado
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Received on 12.02.2012.
Approved by the Advisory Board and accepted for publication on 14.02.2012.
Conflict of interest: None
Financial funding: None
* Work conducted at Departament of Dermatology - Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de São Paulo (FMUSP) - São Paulo (SP), Brazil