Laryngology is more intimate in its relations to general medicine than is fully realized by the average practitioner, or by the exclusive specialist.
Except by the initiated few, the laryngoscope was regarded in the earlier days of laryngology as little more than a physiological toy; but the lessons learned and the triumphs earned by those few, and by their pupils, their successors and their admirers, have slowly become sufficiently appreciated to render its more or less systematic study necessary in well-appointed schools of medicine. Indeed, in a number of medical schools, in the United States at least, laryngology, with its collateral subjects, is the students' favorite among the elective branches. Nearly every school has one professorial instructor with his staff of assistants; some schools have two, and at least one has three. This demand for laryngological instruction must soon culminate in its acknowledgment as an essential feature in medical tuition,
SOLIS-COHEN J. LARYNGOLOGY AND ITS RELATIONS TO GENERAL MEDICINE. JAMA. 1900;XXXV(3):138–139. doi:10.1001/jama.1900.24620290008002a
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