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October 1931


Arch Otolaryngol. 1931;14(4):525-542. doi:10.1001/archotol.1931.03580020581012

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Presidential Address. Dr. Francis R. Packard, Philadelphia.  After referring briefly to the deaths of Dr. Ross Hall Skillern and Dr. Clyde Lynch, Dr. Packard explained why the Association was holding its meeting at Atlantic City rather than in conjunction with the American Otological Society at Briarcliffe. The latter Society found that it was necessary to meet at Briarcliffe because of the proximity of the laboratories in which Sir Charles Balance and Dr. Duel had been carrying out their experiments on otologic neural surgery. He said he hoped that the custom of having the two societies meet together will be resumed and continued in the future.The body of Dr. Packard's address was concerned with a number of unsolved laryngologic problems which he contrasted with some of those that have been solved. In the latter connection he pointed out the tremendous improvement in the technic and appliances used in diagnosis and

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