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December 1957

Sixth International Congress of Otolaryngology

AMA Arch Otolaryngol. 1957;66(6):623. doi:10.1001/archotol.1957.03830300003001

From May 5 to May 10 the Sixth International Congress of Otolaryngology was held in Washington, D. C., under the eminent leadership of Arthur Proetz, St. Louis, President, and Paul Holinger, Chicago, Secretary-General, with the assistance of a committee composed of prominent American otolaryngologists. The Congress was attended by some two thousand delegates from nearly every country in the world. There were two hundred scientific papers read and discussed, seventeen scientific exhibits, television shows of surgical operations and techniques, elaborate moving picture, or cinema, programs, and a host of commercial exhibits. The Sixth Congress was most successful, and was even blessed by good weather.

The First Congress was held in Copenhagen, Denmark, in 1928, under the presidency of Schmiegelow, with subsequent ones in Madrid, Berlin, London, and Amsterdam, this being the first in America, although in 1912 there was held in Boston the Ninth International Congress of Otology under the

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