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March 1944

COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS OF PHILADELPHIA, SECTION ON OTOLARYNGOLOGY, AND THE PHILADELPHIA LARYNGOLOGICAL SOCIETY

Arch Otolaryngol. 1944;39(3):281-284. doi:10.1001/archotol.1944.00680010294014

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Abstract

Percussion Note of the Maxillary Sinus. Presented by Dr. William Hewson.  This article was published in full in the Archives of Otolaryngology (38:350 [Oct.] 1943).

DISCUSSION  Dr. Walter Hughson: It is a privilege to be asked to discuss this scholarly paper presented by my symphoniously named colleague. Dr. Hewson in his introductory paragraph draws attention to one of the fundamental lacks of modern specialized medical practice, namely, the reliance of the practitioner on newly developed diagnostic procedures and the abandonment of those technics which formerly were the true background of the "art of medicine." I see no prospect of the younger generation of specialists acquiring a broader background of clinical medicine. Indeed, with the present accelerated methods of teaching it is difficult to see how they will acquire any background at all except from such a presentation as the one to which we have just listened. I agree most heartily

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