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BSHENT - British Society for the History of ENT

In 1981 the Belgian Society of Otolaryngology published a four-part ‘Naissance et development de l’Oto-rhino-laryngologie dans l’histoire de la medicine’ (The birth and development of Oto-rhino-laryngology in the context of the history of medicine) in their journal Acta Oto-Rhino-Laryngologica Belgica. This very comprehensive eight-hundred-page work, written in French, was edited by Dr Jacques Willemot (Ghent) with contributions from Belgium, France, Germany, Italy and the United Kingdom. ‘Naissance’ provided a very complete historical picture with an extensive bibliography, a comprehensive index of personalities and a chronological table summarising the development of the specialty from earliest origins.