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To the Editor:
—A committee representing all the associations of otolaryngologists on this continent has been at work for some years, in the endeavor to standardize the training of those who desire to enter on this specialty.In contradistinction to the ophthalmologists, the committee is not proposing an examination for license by a federal board, but favors the obtaining of a special degree, D.Sc. (Otolaryngology), from the postgraduate departments of leading universities, on examination, after the completion of a definite course of training: (1) as an intern of a standard hospital in medicine, or surgery, or both, or a term of years in practice; (2) as intern in the otolaryngologic department of a standard hospital, for eighteen months, and (3) the attendance on a short course in such subjects as special anatomy, embryology and histology, physiology, pathology and bacteriology, neurology and physics in the postgraduate department of the university conferring
Wishart DJG. WHAT FACILITIES DO HOSPITALS AFFORD FOR THE RECEPTION OF SPECIAL INTERNS?. JAMA. 1917;LXIX(18):1555. doi:10.1001/jama.1917.02590450075030