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January 1925


Arch Otolaryngol. 1925;1(1):116-121. doi:10.1001/archotol.1925.00560010124014

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Dr. G. W. Boot demonstrated a special instrument composed of a wire threaded at the end like a screw, for removing a glass bead from the bronchus.

The Chairman congratulated the members of the Society on having as their guests the members of the American Board of Otolaryngology, which held its first meeting here during the day and effected a permanent organization. The Chairman then introduced Dr. Shambaugh who was responsible for the founding of the Board, who spoke on the objects and plans of the American Board of Otolaryngology.

Dr. Shambaugh pointed out that medical science had progressed to such an extent that no one hoped to become really expert in more than a limited field, and this had resulted in the development of medical specialties to an extent that could not have been surmised a few years ago. The tendency toward specialization had outstripped all plans for providing

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