Medicine: For Specialists

Any one of the 166,000 doctors in the U. S. may call himself a specialist, and some 25,000 do. The American Medical Association takes the word of its members and lists them in the Directory as surgeons, or public health specialists, or obstetricians, sensitively differentiating ophthalmologists (eyes) and otorhinolaryngologists (ear-nose-throat) from ophthalmo-otorhino-laryngologists (eye-ear-nose-throat). Chief criterion for specialists, other than their say-so, has been membership in one of the multitude of learned societies in Canada or the U. S.. such as the American Association of Obstetricians. Gynecologists & Abdominal Surgeons, or the Central...

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