Analysis of Trends in Geographic Distribution and Density of US Dermatologists

  title={Analysis of Trends in Geographic Distribution and Density of US Dermatologists},
  author={Alex M. Glazer and Aaron S Farberg and Richard R. Winkelmann and Darrell S. Rigel},
  journal={JAMA Dermatology},
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Dermatology workforce over a decade in Saudi Arabia: demographics, distributions, and future challenges
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