Excerpt from Transactions of the Thirty-Fourth Annual Meeting of the American Laryngological Association: Held at Atlantic City, N. J. May 9th, 10th, and 11th, 1912
At the outset, the Association, in Emersonian phrase. Hitched its wagon to a star. It has never lost sight of its high ideal. In 1879 Elsberg enumerated twenty-five men who might be looked upon as the laryngologists of the United States. Of these, two taught laryngology exclusively. All the others included some other branch, generally the ear or chest, in connection therewith. In his opening annual address, Elsberg stated the goal of the proposed new organization as follows: Ist, a more intimate per sonal acquaintance among the fellows; 2d, stated meetings for scientific discussion 3d, the establishment of the then sadly-need ed desideratum of a proper nomenclature of the various struc tures embraced in our specialty, and for the various diseases to which they are subject; 4th, the offering of a prize for original te search; sth, the preparation of' official reports on important topics taken up by itself, or referred to it for the information of the general medical profession; 6th, the appointment of a com mittee to prepare a digest of 'the progress of laryngology reflected by the publications pertaining to our department; 7th, the collee tion of a special library; 8th, the endeavor to create an inﬂuence which should secure instruction in our department by thoroughly competent men in all schools of medicine, men whose whole study and practice are devoted to it.
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