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AMERICAN otolaryngology owes a large debt to Dean M. Lierle who has just attained Emeritus status as the Executive Secretary-Treasurer of the American Board of Otolaryngology. He has occupied that office for 29 years and can be singled out as the one individual who has contributed more than anyone else in his generation to the advancement of graduate training in the specialty of otolaryngology.
Dr. Lierle's professional life in otolaryngology began with his six years of residency training under Dr. Lee Wallace, Dean at Iowa, and was followed by a year of further training in Europe. This background and the numerous activities that Dr. Lierle developed in his professional life have enabled him to make his contributions. He became Head of the Department of Otolaryngology and Maxillofacial Surgery at Iowa, where he had trained, in 1929. In that year, the Board of Plastic Surgery was incorporated as a subsidiary of
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