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March 1960


AMA Arch Otolaryngol. 1960;71(3):361-362. doi:10.1001/archotol.1960.03770030003001

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George Morrison Coates, the son of Joseph and Elizabeth Coates, was born March 24, 1874. He attended the University of Pennsylvania, from which he received his A.B. degree in 1894 and his medical degree in 1897. Dr. Coates spent his intern year at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children. He was certified in Otolaryngology in 1925. He was a colonel in the U.S. Army (R) and an otolaryngological consultant to both the Army and the Veterans Administration. In 1937, Dr. Coates was appointed Chief Editor to succeed Dr. George E. Shambaugh Sr., who had held the position from the time that the Archives of Otolaryngology was established in 1925. Thus Dr. Coates had been Chief Editor for nearly two thirds of the Archives entire existence.

Dr. Coates, who at the time of his death, Feb. 7, 1960, had reached the age of 85, still conducted an active office practice two days

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