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January 1968

Paul Frenckner

Arch Otolaryngol. 1968;87(1):1. doi:10.1001/archotol.1968.00760060003001

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Prof Paul Frenckner served as Editor-in-Chief of Acta Oto-laryngologica from 1954 until his death in 1967.

Paul Frenckner started his training at Sabbatsbergs Sjukhus in Stockholm and then moved, together with Gunnar Holmgren, to Karolinska Sjukhuset when it was opened in 1940. He held the post of associate professor there until 1946, when he became Director of the Department of Otolaryngology at Sodersjukhuset, also in Stockholm.

Initially, Frenckner's main interest was focused on peroral endoscopy, in which field he developed an outstanding technique, and carried out the major part of his scientific research. His thesis for the doctorate in 1934 was based on his construction of the double bronchoscope and its practical use. Later, however, his attention turned to aural surgery, in which he excelled. It was he who, during the era of fenestration, carried on Holmgren's tradition with respect to the surgical treatment of otosclerosis and research on this

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