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December 1969

Julius Lempert

Author Affiliations

New Orleans
From the Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Biocommunication, Louisiana State University Medical Center, New Orleans 70112.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1969;90(6):703. doi:10.1001/archotol.1969.00770030705010

AS THE readers of the Archives probably know, my wife's mother was Dr. Lempert's youngest sister. As a nephew, I was quite close to Julius Lempert as a medical student in New York and then as a resident in Ann Arbor, Mich.

Upon his retirement in 1961 he offered me some of his research momentos from the Endaural Hospital, including six of the temporal bone benches upon which many otologic surgeons learned temporal bone surgery. There are eight panels of enlarged photomicrographs of pathology of the temporal bone and a dozen dissected heads from his exhibit. Because of these gifts, Dr. W. W. Frye, then Dean of LSU School of Medicine, named our Temporal Bone Histology Laboratory the Julius Lempert Otologic Laboratory. This is a participant in the National Temporal bone bank program of the Deafness Research Foundation. It serves as the histology laboratory (Figure) for research projects which will

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