ASURVEY of our group of otolaryngologists reveals a senior group of members, at least in part foreign trained, and a junior group, trained within the United States. I propose to make a few comments on the training and outlook of these two groups.
Training for our specialty has been standardized, minimum requirements have been established in the basic sciences, and a proper balance has been proposed for training programs in the clinics and in the hospitals. The plan was largely pioneered by those who were instrumental in founding or who served as members of our first examining board. Witness the names of George E. Shambaugh Sr., Harris P. Mosher, Joseph C. Beck, Thomas E. Carmody, Thomas H. Halsted, R. Clyde Lynch, Hanau A. Loeb, Burt R. Shurly, Ross H. Skillern, Frank R. Spencer, and William P. Wherry. Of this group only the kindly Dean of Otolaryngology, Harris P. Mosher, survives,
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