This book is dedicated to the memory of Dr. Samuel Weinberg.
Dr. Weinberg graduated from the Chicago Medical School in 1948. After completing an internship and residency in pediatrics, he went into the private practice of pediatrics. Through his personal experience, Dr. Weinberg came to understand the importance of skin disease in children and how little was known about its diagnosis and treatment. After several years of pediatric practice, he began training in dermatology at the Skin & Cancer Hospital, a part of the New York University Postgraduate Medical School.
When his dermatology training was completed, Dr. Weinberg began a private pediatric dermatology practice in Long Island, New York. At Bellevue Hospital in 1962, he founded one of the first clinics in the United States devoted to the care of childhood skin disease. He served there for many years as the Chief of Pediatric Dermatology and remained active as a Clinical Professor at the New York University School of Medicine until the time of his death.
In the 1970s, Dr. Weinberg helped to found the Society for Pediatric Dermatology. His dedication to pediatric dermatology led him to coauthor the first edition of the Color Atlas of Pediatric Dermatology in 1975. In 2007, shortly after completing work on the fourth edition of our book, Dr. Weinberg passed away. He will always be remembered as a great teacher, a wonderful mentor, an inspiration to the hundreds of residents he helped to train, and a physician with unparalleled diagnostic acumen and devotion to his young patients. Dr. Weinberg was a great friend to those of us who were privileged to know him.
Neil S. Prose