In June 1992, the Shelleys traveled to Worcester, Massachusetts, to be visiting professors at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. During their trip, Dr. W.B. Shelley presented Medical Grand Rounds on the Dermatologic Detective. "It takes time to be a great detective," they wrote. "You must look closely, question wisely, and test sparingly. And don't forget to ask the patient what he or she thinks is the cause of the problem." They also traveled to the 18th World Congress of Dermatology in New York, New York.
In between trips, they devoted time to their patients and considered if treatment of chickenpox with acyclovir could prevent development of immunity to shingles. They also recounted an achievement on the fourth anniversary of caring for a 64-year-old man with generalized erythroderma; it was a day for celebration and awareness that some antigens persist for years. They concluded with their "cure of the month": palmar psoriasis in a 41-year-old man who had been treated regularly for 3 years. "It was a day to shake his hand," they wrote.