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To the Editor:—
Although known and valued by ear, nose and throat workers, it has hardly been appreciated that London possessed perhaps the largest and most valuable collection of museum specimens connected with the ear, nose and throat.The museum of the Royal College of Surgeons had, for many years, been assembling a select number of pathologic, anatomic and physiologic specimens concerned with this department. One of the earliest gifts of normal anatomy arrived when Toynbee presented his three hundred specimens of temporal bones. This addition was greatly enriched when Arthur Cheatle handed over to the museum his series of sectioned temporal bones. The basis of the group of specimens related to rhinology was formed when the large collection of Onodi, from Budapest, was secured and presented by the otolaryngologists of this country. A valuable addition was made when V. E. Negus made a gift of all the specimens which
Thomson SC. SPECIMENS OF THE EAR, NOSE AND THROAT IN THE ROYAL COLLEGE OF SURGEONS, LONDON. JAMA. 1941;117(14):1203-1204. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820400061023