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February 1952

AMERICAN LARYNGOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION

AMA Arch Otolaryngol. 1952;55(2):245-256. doi:10.1001/archotol.1952.00710010254015

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Abstract

Advances in Otolaryngology: Address of the President.Dr. Gordon B. New, Rochester, Minn.  In his address Dr. New pointed out the advances in otolaryngology during the past year which were the results of contributions from other fields of medicine. From the field of microbiology, the diseases of histoplasmosis, coccidioidomycosis, and actinomycosis as affecting the ear, nose, and throat, came to our notice, with the result that clinical advances were effected in their management. From pathology we learned to grade malignant tumors, gained an appreciation of the value of frozen sections, and were made aware of the newer cytologic procedures in diagnosis. Hematology contributed a knowledge of blood dyscrasias which are important in pre- and postoperative management; also to hematology we owe blood banks, the grouping of blood donors, the value of plasma, and many other valuable items so essential in the management of surgical cases. Chemotherapy added to our armament

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