WHEN THE first Russian Sputnik was launched just ten years ago, western scientists were astounded because we were not familiar with Russian research activities. It is unlikely that an event of comparable magnitude will catch American otorhinolaryngologists unprepared. The great majority of us are unable to read Russian, and abstracts of Russian articles in otolaryngology are relatively rare in English translation. In order to keep a finger on the pulse of Russian ENT and to keep abreast of what is going on in "Otolaryngology in Russia Today" one original Russian article will be selected and translated in toto each month by Mrs. Carol R. Arenberg.
The article will be selected for its general interest, new line of approach or thought content. Case reports will be avoided. The translations will try to preserve the flavor and sentence structure of the Russian writer. An American or western otorhinolaryngologist, intimately involved in the
GEORGE E. SHAMBAUGH. Russian Otorhinolaryngology Today. Arch Otolaryngol. 1968;87(6):575. doi:10.1001/archotol.1968.00760060577003