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December 1952

ORGAN OF CORTI AS WE SEE IT TODAY, ONE HUNDRED YEARS AFTER ITS DISCOVERY

Author Affiliations

NEW YORK
From the Lempert Institute of Otology.

AMA Arch Otolaryngol. 1952;56(6):588-609. doi:10.1001/archotol.1952.00710020613004
Abstract

MICHAEL PUPIN once said that Americans should establish the custom of observing memorial days in honor of great scientists of the past so that our younger generations would learn about and appreciate the contributions of distinguished men of previous generations.

The otolaryngologists of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia are to be congratulated for their present concern with the contribution of Alfonso Corti one hundred years ago. Philadelphia has shown itself in the past to be interested in the ear. According to Ullman, Dr. Joseph Leidy, Professor of Anatomy in the University of Pennsylvania, was enthusiastic about Corti's paper when it appeared. Philadelphians had the foresight to procure the incomparable museum collections exhibited here this evening. Your eminent Dr. George A. Piersol, who succeeded Leidy, was the first American author of gross anatomy to include illustrations of microscopic sections of the temporal bone in his text. Furthermore, the pictures were

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