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September 5, 1931


JAMA. 1931;97(10):718. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02730100042021

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Congress of Otology, Rhinology and Laryngology  The Congress of Otology, Rhinology and Laryngology was held in Leipzig, May 21-23. As other medical specialties, laryngology, rhinology and otology have derived profit from the teachings of the pathology of the constitution and the science of heredity. Therefore "The Pathology of Heredity and Constitution as Pertaining to the Ear and the Upper Respiratory Tracts" was selected as a subject for discussion at this session. Siemens of Leyden, author of a book on the pathology of twins, introduced the subject by considerations of a more general nature, while Albrecht of Tübingen gave a more detailed discussion. Accordingly, Siemens considered the fundamental problems of the modern theory of heredity. The principal thing in research on the influences of heredity is not an intimate knowledge of complicated methods of computation; the most important thing for the student of the pathology of heredity is that he shall

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