Published: February 1, 2021

Milestone Moments

Each month AAO-HNS highlights memorable moments in the history of the Academy.

Hal Foster, MDHal Foster, MD

April 9-10, 1896

In response to an invitation by Hal Foster, MD, a group of practicing ophthalmologists and otolaryngologists gathered in Kansas City, Missouri. A two-day program of scientific papers was held followed by the formation of a new society, the Western Association of Ophthalmologists, Otologists, and Laryngologists.


Name changed to Western Ophthalmologic and Oto-Laryngologic Association


Name changed to the American Academy of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology

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