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May 1961

Dedicated to My Teacher George M. Coates, M.D.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1961;73(5):506. doi:10.1001/archotol.1961.00740020518002

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In praise we raise the banner high o'er head

To one who taught, not just in useless words

That go unmarked like flocks of wandering birds,

But in a way that lives when these are dead.

He taught a thousand men or more, who now

Reflect the light he shone on them, like great

And brilliant mirrors that only radiate

With equal light as he did them endow.

In all sincerity, humanity

Gives praise and laurels to this man, who by

His faith in God and them, did rectify

All suffering and pain, and set them free.

To Dr. George M. Coates, the dean of ears,

And nose and throat, we give our praise and cheers.