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December 1961

Where Do We Go from Here?

Arch Otolaryngol. 1961;74(6):610-614. doi:10.1001/archotol.1961.00740030623002

The otolaryngologists of this generation, during their lifetimes, have witnessed amazing changes in their specialty. I am referring to those who have been connected with otolaryngology during the middle third of the twentieth century. This thirty-three year period will not be completed for another five years. However, when the middle third of the twentieth century comes to a close in 1966 there will be relatively few otolaryngologists who will have been trained under the regulations presently in vogue. For it will not be until 1964 that the first group who have completed four years of training to become Board-qualified otolaryngologists will be ready to enter upon practice. Thus the closing of the midportion of our present century will mark the end of one era in otolaryngology and the beginning of a new one. This does not mean, let us say, that on July 1, 1966, we will see no more