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July 1968


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Ex-President of the III Pan-American Congress of Otolaryngology

Arch Otolaryngol. 1968;88(1):115-116. doi:10.1001/archotol.1968.00770010117027

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To the Editor.—I read Dr. Rosen's letter about his trip to Cuba and I want to comment only on his statement that in Cuba, "otolaryngology has always been a rather weak speciality there."

It seems that Dr. Rosen did not know the Cuba before 1959, and I doubt if he attended the Pan American Congress of Otolaryngology held in Havana in 1952, where each visitor according to his statements to the press, could realize that in Cuba the level of the otolaryngology was the same as that in other leading countries. Cuban otolaryngology prior to 1959 could not be so "weak" as Dr. Rosen states, if he considers that the Department of Otolaryngology in the Havana University was an autonomous department in an autonomous university, having three professors, and that two of them, who after the present situation, came to this country and were appointed as professors of otolaryngology

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