The literature of otolaryngology, while increasing slightly in volume since 1925, has shown some variations and increased interest in a few subjects.
During this period the activities of the American Board of Otolaryngology assumed importance; the first examination was given in 1925. Dr. H. W. Loeb,1 the secretary of the board, in March, 1925, announced the ideals of the leaders in the various American societies, under whose auspices the board was organized, as follows:
The object of the corporation shall be to elevate the standard of otolaryngology, to familiarize the public with its aims and ideals, to protect the public against irresponsible and unqualified practitioners, to receive applications for examination in otolaryngology, to conduct examinations of such applicants, to issue certificates of qualification in otolaryngology and to perform such duties as will advance the cause of otolaryngology.
The report of the board shows what has been accomplished.
CARMODY TE. PUBLICATIONS OF INTEREST TO THE OTOLARYNGOLOGIST FROM 1925 TO 1931: CHAIRMAN'S ADDRESS. JAMA. 1931;97(14):972–973. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02730140008002
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