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August 1, 1908

THE BORDERLINE OF LARYNGOLOGY, RHINOLOGY AND OTOLOGY.CHAIRMAN'S ADDRESS BEFORE THE SECTION ON LARYNGOLOGY AND OTOLOGY, AT THE FIFTY-NINTH ANNUAL SESSION, AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION, 1908.

JAMA. 1908;LI(5):361-364. doi:10.1001/jama.1908.25410050001001

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Abstract

In acknowledging my obligation to the Section which has honored me, I can not do better than to bring before you certain phases of the development of our specialty. While a tremendous advance has been made in every portion of our work, the most interesting of all lies on our borderline where we meet the work of others whose investigations reach or overlap our own.

The process of limitation which has been going on in every field of human activity has had two great functions. It has permitted a far more specialized and thorough study, and it has narrowed the field by concentrating the view.

That every division of science and art has thus been subjected to a rigid scrutiny and uncompromising investigation must be admitted, and that the total effect of this research has been productive of far-reaching results can be determined by even a casual observation. But what

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