Time for a pop quiz: What American city has the most dermatologists per capita?
If you guessed Los Angeles, you'd be … wrong. Ditto if you guessed Beverly Hills.
Santa Monica? You're getting closer — it's No. 4, with 26.2 dermatologists for every 100,000 residents.
But, in fact, the most dermatologically dense city in America is Boston. According to an analysis published in Tuesday's edition of Archives of Dermatology, Beantown has 46.9 skin specialists per 100,000 residents.
No. 2 is Palo Alto, Calif., with 36.7, followed by Manhattan's Upper East Side, with 33.5 per 100,000. (However, central and lower Manhattan took the No. 6 slot, with 18.9 dermatologists per 100,000. Had all the Manhattan dermatologists been counted together, they would have claimed the top spot.)
Pasadena was the only other California city to make the top 10. It ranked eighth, with 15.6 dermatologists per 100,000 residents.
Meanwhile, among cities that had at least one dermatologist, the place with the fewest per capita was Jamaica, N.Y. (Maybe residents in Queens just hop the subway into Manhattan.) Next to last in terms of dermatological density was Fresno.
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