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June 4, 1982

Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

JAMA. 1982;247(21):2971-2973. doi:10.1001/jama.1982.03320460071029

The specialty of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery is making an important national change with the merger of the major educational organization for the specialty, the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, with the sociopolitical specialty organization, the American Council of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. This amalgamation of two strong organizations into the new American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, with headquarters in Washington, DC, should strengthen the programs of both to the benefit of all physicians working in this area.

Head and Neck Surgery  During the past year there were many valuable contributions to the literature in our specialty, and I shall summarize a few of the highlights. Haglund et al1 reported their experience with the administration of human leukocyte interferon to seven patients with juvenile laryngeal papillomatosis. Tumor growth was rapidly progressive before interferon administration, was suppressed during interferon therapy, and progressed again after the treatment