AN IMPORTANT step in scientific otolaryngology in the Midwest was taken when, in January, 1899, Dr. E. Fletcher Ingals invited a number of Chicago physicians to meet for the purpose of forming a society of specialists. The following doctors were present at what proved to be the organization of the Chicago Laryngological and Climatological Society, which later became the Chicago Laryngological and Otological Society: E. Fletcher Ingals, T. M. Hardie, H. G. Olds, H. M. Thomas, Norval H. Pierce, Arnold C. Klebs, F. Menge, M. R. Brown, E. T. Dickerman, W. L. Ballenger, J. A. Robison, A. M. Corwin, Otto Budde, G. Fitterer, W. E. Casselberry, G. L. Morgenthau, G. E. Shambaugh Sr., J. H. Coulter, O. T. Freer, A. R. Solenberger, and J. E. Rhodes. At the first meeting, May 20, 1899, 10 members attended the session in the rooms of the Chicago Medical Society.
From this beginning the
ALFRED LEWY. FIFTY YEARS' PROGRESS IN SCIENTIFIC OTOLARYNGOLOGY. AMA Arch Otolaryngol. 1951;53(6):646–654. doi:10.1001/archotol.1951.03750060041005