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June 1967

Philip E. Meltzer, MD

Arch Otolaryngol. 1967;85(6):587-588. doi:10.1001/archotol.1967.00760040589001

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PHILIP E. MELTZER, professor emeritus of Harvard Medical School, died on March 7, 1967, following a myocardial infarction. He was graduated from Tufts College Medical School in 1918, subsequent to receiving a DMD degree from Tufts College Dental School in 1915. His internship and residency service were completed at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary in 1919. His dental training served him well as a foundation for the development of the precision and facility which characterized his surgical technique. He held a prosectorship throughout his medical school days and credited this beginning as his impetus toward a teaching affiliation.

The amalgamation of the teacher-clinician was seen in Dr. Meltzer, and each calling gave magnitude to the other in this remarkable individual to produce the epitome of the teacher-doer. His teaching method for the use of the curette is a prime example. In his hands, this instrument sang, and he was

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