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PRESIDENTIALADDRESS: THEIMPORTANCE OFGENERALMEDICINE IN THEPRACTICE OFOTOLOGY. DR. D. HAROLDWALKER, Boston.
The broadening of the field of the otolaryngologist is necessitating a more thorough foundation for the student who expects to enter this specialty. The complications that may occur must be constantly kept in mind, and a general examination must be made either by the specialist himself, or by some one else who is competent. The idea that surgery is the most prominent part of the work of the otolaryngologist seems to be fostered in the minds of the average hospital intern, and this feeling is accentuated by the members of the hospital staff, who are able to give time only for surgical and emergency work. It is to be hoped that the staff will appreciate the necessity of caring for the nonsurgical patients, who, after all, form the bulk of the practice of
SONNENSCHEIN R, WALKER DH. AMERICAN OTOLOGICAL SOCIETY: Sixty-Third Annual Meeting, Swampscott, Mass., May 20-21, 1930: Tuesday Morning Session, May 20, 1930. Arch Otolaryngol. 1930;12(5):684–718. doi:10.1001/archotol.1930.03570010766013
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