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Officers Elected.—Dr. James A. Babbitt, emeritus professor of clinical otolaryngology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and associate professor of otolaryngology in the university's graduate school of medicine, was named president-elect of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology at its annual meeting, held in Chicago October 19 to 23. Dr. Babbitt will take office Jan. 1, 1943. The present president-elect is Dr. Ralph I. Lloyd, Brooklyn, who will assume office Jan. 1, 1942.
The vice presidents elected are Drs. Walter Theobald, Chicago; Forrest J. Pinkerton, Honolulu, Hawaii, and Francis E. LeJeune, New Orleans. Dr. Secord H. Large, Cleveland, was reelected comptroller and Dr. William P. Wherry, Omaha, executive secretary-treasurer.
Born in Vermont in 1869, Dr. Babbitt graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in 1898. Besides his professorships at his alma mater, he has served on the staff of the Children's Hospital of the Mary
AMERICAN ACADEMY OF OPHTHALMOLOGY AND OTOLARYNGOLOGY. Arch Otolaryngol. 1941;34(5):1065–1067. doi:10.1001/archotol.1941.00660041139018
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