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June 1996

George E. Shambaugh, Jr, MD: A Pioneer of American Otomicrosurgery

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, Ill (Dr Derlacki), and University of Southern California School of Medicine, Los Angeles (Dr House). Dr Shea is in private practice, Memphis, Tenn.

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1996;122(6):596-599. doi:10.1001/archotol.1996.01890180006002

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Eugene L. Derlacki, MD: It was an honor and a great pleasure to be asked by Howard P. House, MD, and John J. Shea, Jr, MD, dear friends and colleagues of George E. Shambaugh, Jr, MD, to write a historical vignette about George: my mentor, my longtime associate, and my friend. To select the highlights of such a lengthy and productive medical career as George has enjoyed is no mean task.

George was born in Chicago, Ill, on June 29, 1903, predestined to an otologic career as the son of George, Sr, a founder of the American Board of Otolaryngology. His education at University High School of the University of Chicago and his college training at Amherst College in Massachusetts prepared him for his medical degree, which he received from Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass, in 1928. An internship at Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, Boston, from July 1928 through June

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