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PRESIDENT'SADDRESS. DR. ROSSHALLSKILLERN, Philadelphia.
In an examination of the history of otolaryngology, which dates back to the time of the Egyptians, one finds that intolerance has been one of the great hindrances to progress. That old ideas change as knowledge of the physiology and function of structures increases is shown by the changed attitude in regard to the removal of the inferior turbinate. At present a similar controversy is being carried on in regard to the sinuses, the function of which is still far from clearly understood. Between the opposing schools of radicals and conservatives lies the real truth. Differences of opinion will lead only to futile argument unless they have a definite pathologic basis to support them. There is a tendency for the older physician in the field of otolaryngology to grow more conservative or careful, while the younger ones still furnish the enthusiasm for more