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Lasers in Otolaryngology

The laser and its role in otolaryngology begin just after Theodore Maiman made the first ruby laser on May 16, 1960.

In the early 1960s, as ophthalmologists

and dermatologists

experimented with lasers, otolaryngologists first considered different methods of using pulsed-laser systems in the middle ear and labyrinth.