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October 1988

Practical Criteria for Head and Neck Surgery in the Practice of Otolaryngology

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Panama City, Fla

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1988;114(10):1189. doi:10.1001/archotol.1988.01860220123042

To the Editor.—I would like to comment both on Dr Loré's article, in the November 1987 issue of the Archives,1 and on the letters to the editor concerning it.

I did not write previously because I thought that your office would be inundated with letters voicing opinions similar to my own. Since this has not been the case, perhaps I am among the silent majority or perhaps I stand alone. Either way, rather than embarking on a laborious rebuttal of Dr Lore's remarks, I would like to make a proposal.

I will be most happy to refer all my head and neck cancer patients to Dr Lore, or any other full-time head and neck surgeon, if he will assure me of three things.

  1. 1. Patients will be accepted regardless of their ability to pay.

  2. 2. Following treatment, all patients will be seen on a regular basis by an

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