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November 1933


Arch Otolaryngol. 1933;18(5):682-718. doi:10.1001/archotol.1933.03580060724010

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Presidential Address. Dr. George L. Tobey, Jr., Boston.  Dr. Tobey called attention to the fundamental pioneer work in otology done by St. John Roosa, Clarence Blake, Buck, J. Orne Greene, Alexander Randall, Gruening, Whiting, McKernan, Jack, Dench and many others. Among the other achievements of the American Otological Society have been the foundation of the Research Committee on Progressive Deafness, the compilation and publication of a complete bibliography on otosclerosis and a study and presentation of the ossification centers of the internal ear, with the demonstration of the blood supply of the labyrinth. This society has seen the invention of the audiometer, the standardization of tuning forks, the true evaluation of the caloric and rotation tests and, to a large extent, the researches made by McNally and others, together with the clinical work of Lewis Fisher. "The treatment of traumatic palsy promises to have been solved by the monumental work

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