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September 1974

"What's in a Name?"

Arch Otolaryngol. 1974;100(3):165-167. doi:10.1001/archotol.1974.00780040173001

What's in a name? that which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet William Shakespeare—Romeo and Juliet, act II, scene II

Our "name" is facial plastic surgery but by whatever name you call it, the plastic surgical procedures involved remain a basic art-science vital to the practice of medicine.

However, before I speak on this theme, a report on academy affairs is in order.

In the year just past I have served as President of the Academy. For this privilege and honor I thank you. Also, I thank all of our members—and especially those of you who have served actively on the various committees—for your untiring efforts and constant support. The enduring and positive interest that this represents is vital to the continuing progress of our organization. In particular it is heartening to see the enthusiasm and vigor of our younger members. Our secretary

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