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November 10, 1951


Author Affiliations

Superintendent, Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital, New York 21.

JAMA. 1951;147(11):1070. doi:10.1001/jama.1951.03670280072028

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To the Editor:  —This is in reference to residency listings in The Journal of Sept. 29, 1951, page 426, ophthalmology, and page 432, otolaryngology. Under each of the two specialties the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary listing is "inpatients treated, 6,404," and "outpatient visits, 126,254." These figures, as shown in their published annual report for 1950, in each case include the combined totals of both services.There appears to be no doubt that this is an unintentional error, probably due to the fact that in listings for 1949, and perhaps previous years, the combined total of inpatients was centered on two columns, whereas the outpatient visits were shown separately for each department. Nevertheless, the current listing is misleading, because the two specialties are now listed separately in The Journal and a candidate for either might well accept the figures as applying to the heading under which they appear.

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