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September 1983

The Passing of Two Giants

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Galveston, Tex

Arch Otolaryngol. 1983;109(9):567. doi:10.1001/archotol.1983.00800230003001

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The profession of medicine has been diminished during the recent months by the loss of two eminent physicians who have made numerous landmark contributions to the specialty of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery.

Joseph H. Ogura, MD, died on April 14, 1983, in St Louis. He was born in San Francisco in 1915 and received his medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco, in 1941. After postgraduate education in pathology and medicine, he received his residency training in the Department of Otolaryngology at Washington University in St Louis. He rose from an appointment as instructor to serve as the departmental chairman there for 16 years.

Dr Ogura served the specialty well and faithfully for more than three decades, making a mark of quality that will be surpassed by only a very few medical educators and scientists in terms of the impact of the changes he has directed in the

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