THE current issue of the Archives of Otolaryngology marks the beginning of this periodical's 45th year of continuous publication.
With the retirement of Dr. George E. Shambaugh, Jr., as Chief Editor, it is timely to review the history of the journal and to cite its progress through the years. Since its beginning, there have been three distinguished chief editors who have promoted, developed, and directed this journal. Today it is a periodical for which all otolaryngologists and all of medicine can be proud.
The first Chief Editor was Dr. George Elmer Shambaugh, Sr., who was elected to the Editorial Board along with Drs. I. Friesner, C. Jackson, R. C. Lynch, G. Sluder, and E. A. Crockett. This action followed the introduction of a resolution by the Section of Laryngology, Otology, and Rhinology of the American Medical Association in 1923 that said in part, "that the Board of Trustees of the
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