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December 1959

A Second Golden Decade in Rhinology: Advances of the Past Ten Years

Author Affiliations

Toledo, Ohio
Director of Otolaryngology, Mercy and Children's Hospitals and Toledo Clinic.

AMA Arch Otolaryngol. 1959;70(6):665-673. doi:10.1001/archotol.1959.00730040679001

"Outstanding and significant contributions to nasal septum surgery, corrective nasal surgery, anatomy and physiology were made during the first decade of the 20th century.... It is conceivable that our successors sometime hence will again enjoy surveying the records of rhinology during the first decade of our century and I trust that it would not be too daring to hope that they may discover that a second 'golden' decade flourished about 50 years later." So wrote Cottle in March of this year.1 No doubt these observations have stimulated many to consider the advances of the past 10 years, for there has indeed been a quickening of interest once again in rhinology, and the past decade is indeed worthy of being considered a possible second "golden" decade. There is ample evidence that the rhinologist and his colleagues in allied fields have taken a new look at rhinology, reappraising established ideas and

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