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September 1939


Arch Otolaryngol. 1939;30(3):480. doi:10.1001/archotol.1939.00650060514015

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The following resolution was adopted at the final meeting of the American Laryngological Association:

"Whereas, It has become evident that in many communities and rural districts little or no attention has been paid by school authorities to disabilities affecting children, especially those resulting from disorders of vision, hearing and speech; be it

"Resolved, That the American Laryngological Association approves and recommends the provision of funds by foundations and other appropriate agencies to carry out adequate programs for the detection of visual, hearing and speech deficiencies which constitute a handicap or a threatened handicap to school children, and for providing through the cooperation of qualified specialists and of state, county and local medical societies appropriate medical care for indigent and under-privileged children who may be afflicted or threatened with such handicaps."

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