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November 1954


AMA Arch Otolaryngol. 1954;60(5):634-638. doi:10.1001/archotol.1954.00720010649016

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Otolaryngologic and Rhinologic Problems of Today.Dr. Gordon F. Harkness, Davenport, Iowa (by invitation).  From a perusal of the literature of the past six years the essayist concludes that a problem does exist in the field of otorhinolaryngology. The opinions of the various authors appear to contradict the text of their own discourses. Even in teaching institutions there is acknowledgment of the problem. There seems to be a lack of appreciation that the greater part of the service rendered by the otorhinolaryngologist is given in smaller communities, and not in the teaching centers. There is assumption by some that the so-called "borderline" areas belong to this specialty by right of eminent domain. There is acknowledgment of the invasion of this field by lay organizations and by professional groups in which the members lack the degree of Doctor of Medicine. There is failure to classify properly special fields within the field

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