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What is the history of otolaryngology?

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In the 19th century, doctors figured out that the ears, nose, and throat are closely connected by a system of tubes and passages. They made special tools to take a closer look at those areas and came up with ways to treat problems.

From: What Is an Otolaryngologist? WebMD Medical Reference

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Association of American Medical Colleges: "Otolaryngology."

Columbia University Medical Center: "What Is Otolaryngology?'

American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery: "What Is An Otolaryngologist?"

Cleveland Clinic: "Laryngology."

The American Academy of Pediatrics: "What Is a Pediatric Otolaryngologist?"

American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery: "Snoring and Sleep Apnea."

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on January 21, 2017

SOURCES:

Association of American Medical Colleges: "Otolaryngology."

Columbia University Medical Center: "What Is Otolaryngology?'

American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery: "What Is An Otolaryngologist?"

Cleveland Clinic: "Laryngology."

The American Academy of Pediatrics: "What Is a Pediatric Otolaryngologist?"

American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery: "Snoring and Sleep Apnea."

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on January 21, 2017

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