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January 17, 1903

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JAMA. 1903;XL(3):137-141. doi:10.1001/jama.1903.02490030001001

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Abstract

RECENT PROGRESS IN LARYNGOLOGY, OTOLOGY AND RHINOLOGY.  CHAIRMAN'S ADDRESS, DELIVERED BEFORE THE SECTION ON LARYNGOLOGY AND OTOLOGY, AT THE FIFTY-THIRD ANNUAL MEETING OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION, AT SARATOGA SPRINGS, N. Y., JUNE 10-13, 1902.G. HUDSON MAKUEN, M.D.PHILADELPHIA.

A NEW NAME SUGGESTED FOR THE SECTION.  We live in an age of specialism. No man, however ambitious, can any more hope to know all there is to know in medicine. The practitioner of to-day who would even approximate accuracy in his work, must perforce choose his specialty. Nor, indeed, is specialism a new thing, for, as Dr. Jonathan Wright of Brooklyn has pointed out in his recent interesting papers, there are evidences in literature of its having been practiced by the Egyptians more than fifteen hundred years before the Christian era. While these ancient writings containno direct reference to laryngology and otology, it is interesting to note

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