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September 22, 1951

ARE YOU AN OTOLARYNGOLOGIST?CHAIRMAN'S ADDRESS

JAMA. 1951;147(4):293-294. doi:10.1001/jama.1951.03670210005002
Abstract

By this simple direct question is meant are you a good practitioner of laryngology, otology and rhinology? This question really does not apply to and probably will have little practical interest for the superspecialists, those men who have perfected special techniques in one or two phases of this work and have limited their practices thereto. This paper is primarily intended to call to the attention of the young man about to choose his life work the importance of the specialty, its scope, the opportunities it affords, and the pleasure of its practice and to offer a challenge to the man already traveling this high road.

These superspecialists are in truth the research men in medicine and surgery of the nose, throat, and ear. What a blessing to us! They clarify our minds as to the proper method of attack in these areas. We could not do without them, for not

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