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July 23, 1904

Address.

JAMA. 1904;XLIII(4):233-234. doi:10.1001/jama.1904.02500040001001

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Abstract

THE PRESENT STATUS OF OTOLOGY, AND SOME SUGGESTIONS FOR ITS BETTERMENT.  CHAIRMAN'S ADDRESS BEFORE THE SECTION ON LARYNGOLOGY AND OTOLOGY, AT THE FIFTY-FIFTH ANNUAL SESSION OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION, AT ATLANTIC CITY, JUNE 7-10, 1904.JOHN F. BARNHILL, M.D.Professor of Otology, Central College of Physicians and Surgeons.INDIANAPOLIS.The Association by-laws make it obligatory on the Chairman of the Section to deliver an annual address on the recent advances in the branches belonging to his Section, and to make suggestions for improvements of the work. I have chosen to devote the time to the latter part of the obligation, for during the period in which I have observed the position of otology among specialties, the fact has been frequently and painfully brought to my attention that diseases of the ear have not received the same scientific awakening on the part of the profession that has,

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