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November 1944

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

Arch Otolaryngol. 1944;40(5):422-427. doi:10.1001/archotol.1944.00680020522011

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Abstract

Symposium on the Rehabilitation of the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing: The Civilian Point of View. Presented by Dr. Fletcher D. Woodward (by invitation).  It is a great honor to be invited to speak before this society, and I appreciate the privilege and thank you for the opportunity.Philadelphia has always been the favorite place to come to observe the best of medical work and to obtain stimulation, both mental and spiritual.Today with a better understanding of the many factors predisposing to aural disease, both intrinsic and extrinsic, with a better knowledge of the anatomic changes causing deafness and with the development of improved and cheaper hearing aids, otologists are making greater strides. Whereas war is a terribly destructive thing, it has nevertheless speeded up research, the results of which will in the end partly compensate for the destruction.In addition to the familiar problems of deafness in

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