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PRESIDENT'SADDRESS. Presented by DR. JOHN D. BARNHILL, Indianapolis.
Recent visits to most of the sectional meetings have shown a stimulating activity and evidence of progressive work in otolaryngology throughout the country. It is apparent, however, that too small a proportion of the attendance at the meetings is made up of men who are actually members of the society. Many nonmembers evidence ability and scientific attainments that should make them welcome and desirable additions. The only alternative is a unification of the section meetings.
The gratuitous work among deafened school children continues to occupy the time of many of our members. Preventive medicine is stressed more and more each year, but its successful accomplishment means less individual and more organized activity, since the elements in any investigation are beyond the reach of any one person. This society has certain funds available for investigative work, and unless these are wasted on