Frederick C. Gaede, BA, MAS, has received the Samuel J. Zakon Award in the History of Dermatology for his article entitled “Henry Granger Piffard, MD and His Photogenic Pistol Cartridges.” The Award was announced at the forty-sixth annual meeting of the History of Dermatology Society in Washington DC last month.

Also recognized at the meeting was Irwin M. Braverman, MD from New Haven, CT. Dr. Braverman presented the lecture, “Wax, Limestone, and Paper: The Foundation of Dermatology.” It focused on the imaging of skin diseases and the relation between art and medicine.

Both the Zakon Award and the Zakon Lecture are in memory of Dr. Samuel J. Zakon, outstanding Chicago dermatologist and historian. Society president Lawrence Charles Parish, MD, notes that the topic for this year’s afternoon seminar was “A Tribute to the Masters; from the beginning through 1870."

The History of Dermatology Society is accepting submissions of articles for consideration for the next Zakon Award. The deadline is November 1. Submissions should be sent to Mark Valentine, MD.

Membership in the Society is open to interested physicians and dermatology ancillary personnel. Prospective members should contact Dr. Anthony V. Benedetto.