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Article
December 1969

Memories

Author Affiliations

Los Angeles
From the Otologic Medical Group, Los Angeles.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1969;90(6):694-696. doi:10.1001/archotol.1969.00770030696005
Abstract

IN May 1938, I traveled to New York to meet a man who was to shape the future of my life in otology. I was completely overwhelmed by the gracious hospitality and kindness of this gentleman. This hospitality was exceeded only by his earnest desire to impart his knowledge to me, as he has since done to hundreds of others.

As he demonstrated his ear surgery, I realized I was seeing the beginning of a revolutionary change in our then current surgical techniques. This included the introduction of the headlight, used in conjunction with a magnifying loop, the use of the dental drill, the endaural approach, the creation of a fenestra revealing the ampulla of the horizontal membranous labyrinth, and the visualization of ear structures seen up till then only in the laboratory, were simply unbelievable.

This initial meeting resulted in a life-long friendship that I cannot describe adequately, but

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