Research, Colleagues, and a Shift from NCI to NIAMS
In Spring 1975, desperate parents brought their six-year-old daughter to NCI's Dermatology Branch to be treated for a rare, chronic skin disease—coupled with arthritis—that had plagued her for more than four years and was making her miserable. Her other doctors had been stumped, but Stephen Katz figured out what was wrong and treated her successfully. Katz, who who later became chief of the branch and then the director of NIAMS, trained dozens of people who have gone on to play significant roles in dermatology. It’s all part of the Dermatology Branch’s rich history.
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