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December 1969

Personal Recollections of Julius Lempert

Author Affiliations

Syracuse, NY
From the State University of New York at Syracuse, Syracuse, NY.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1969;90(6):690-693. doi:10.1001/archotol.1969.00770030692004

IT seems strange to me now that I cannot remember the time, place, and circumstance which were the background for my first meeting with Julius Lempert. It would seem that a meeting with such a unique character as Julius Lempert would stand out in one's memory. I am sure the encounter was at his hospital in New York city for I did not see him at national medical meetings till a few years later.

I recall vividly, however, the time when I came to know Julius Lempert as a man striving to add to the sum total of medical knowledge and at the same time to bring relief to many thousands who were the victims of a hearing loss due to otosclerosis. The late Dr. Philip Meltzer, whom I had known for nearly 20 years and who was a close friend of Lempert's greeted me one day shortly before the

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