July 30, 1927


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JAMA. 1927;89(5):335-337. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02690050001001

Although nearly all the chairmen of this section for a decade past have concerned themselves in their addresses to a greater or less degree with the subject of the training of the specialist, I find myself, at the risk of being thought lacking in originality, unable to forebear an attempt to emphasize further some features of this most important problem. It is only during the past ten years, or since America's entrance into the war, that attention has been focused on the inadequate preparation that many initiates into the specialties, including ours, were receiving, and on the quite unsatisfactory facilities, either here or abroad, for giving a beginner in otolaryngology a sound basic training. Discussion of this subject for the most part was on the kind and amount of such training needed, and a satisfactory plan was eventually evolved by a committee representing all the national special societies, which plan

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