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September 1950


Arch Otolaryngol. 1950;52(3):502-510. doi:10.1001/archotol.1950.00700030524012

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Informal Report.Dr. Norton Canfield, New Haven, Conn.  The Conference was called to order by the president, Prof. Gunnar Holmgren, of Stockholm, Sweden. The opening remarks were made by Mr. Scott Stevenson, of London, England, president of the National Institute for the Deaf, who welcomed the guests from about 20 countries.President Holmgren then reviewed the meeting of September 1948, held in Stockholm (complete transactions in Acta Otolaryngologica, Supplement 76), and mentioned that the International Audiology Conference was taking on a more definite organizational character, the details of which would be reported later at this meeting. The field of audiology is not new, but the name is, and the specialty includes many professional people. Organization of the Conference is complicated and delicate, but gradually the Conference will assume its rightful place in audiologic thought.Secretary Huizinga, of Gronigen, Netherlands, pointed out that the difficulties at present were chiefly two: the

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