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March 1967

Dr. John Lindsay Retires, but Remains Active

Arch Otolaryngol. 1967;85(3):237. doi:10.1001/archotol.1967.00760040239001

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Abstract

Dr. John R. Lindsay

DR. JOHN R. LINDSAY retired in July 1966 as head of the Department of Otolaryngology, University of Chicago. Fortunately he had been appointed Thomas D. Jones Professor of Surgery there, permitting him to remain beyond the mandatory retirement age and continue his research interests. This professorship was established for teachers and research workers of exceptional ability. All previous appointees have been from the Department of Surgery. Dr. Lindsay is the first individual from a surgical specialty so honored.

A native of Canada, Dr. Lindsay graduated from McGill University Medical School. He went to the University of Chicago in 1928 as assistant professor in the Section of Otolaryngology of the Department of Surgery, became acting head in 1929, head in 1930, and continued in that post until June 30, 1966. From a small department whose research efforts consisted of routine histologic sections of tonsils removed at operation,

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