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August 19, 1905

THE SPECIALTIES IN RELATION TO THE GENERAL PRACTITIONER.CHAIRMAN'S ADDRESS BEFORE THE SECTION ON LARYNGOLOGY AND OTOLOGY, AT THE FIFTY-SIXTH ANNUAL SESSION OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION, PORTLAND, ORE., JULY 11-14, 1905.

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NEW YORK CITY.

JAMA. 1905;XLV(8):510-512. doi:10.1001/jama.1905.52510080008001b

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Abstract

It is my privilege to open the Section on Laryngology and Otology of the American Medical Association—a highly appreciated privilege which you have conferred on me by electing me your chairman, and for which I desire to thank you. It is not only a privilege, but an honor which I have done little to deserve, but I will endeavor to show my appreciation by presenting a few suggestions in the course of the customary chairman's address, which I trust will be accepted in the spirit in which they are given, not only by this section, but by the profession at large.

There never was a truer saying than that "the more we learn, the more we recognize how little we know." If this truism holds good in the general philosophy of life, it is applicable with even greater force to any subdivision of human knowledge, and not with the least degree

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