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HARRIS P. Mosher (Fig 1) was one of the stalwarts of that transitional period when otolaryngology may be said to have "come of age." As one of the pioneers in endoscopy his anatomical studies led to rational management of paranasal sinus conditions. He led in expanding the field of the specialty to include surgery of the neck. The present broad scope of otolaryngology owes much to his influence. While in his later years he had become what he called an "arm-chair surgeon," he was conversant with every new advance as long as he lived. Perhaps his greatest claim to fame was his profound influence as a teacher on younger men. Actually, among his students he could count more residents and, in his postgraduate courses, more outstanding leaders in otolaryngology than any other teacher of his generation.
He had literally forged his way to the front by his own indomitable will.
Harris Peyton Mosher. Arch Otolaryngol. 1966;84(6):703–710. doi:10.1001/archotol.1966.00760030705016
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