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One of the first recorded accounts of ENT surgery according to many historians is found in ancient Indian Sanskrit texts from 600 B.C.
In the Sushruta Samhita, a text by Hindu surgeon Sushruta, the "attached flap" method of plastic surgery of Nose and ear is described. This procedure was used to repair noses and ears that were lost either as punishment for crimes (such as adultery) or in battle. During a nose reconstruction, skin was cut from the cheek or forehead, twisted skin-side-out over a leaf of the appropriate size and sewn into place forming a new nose. In order to keep the air passages open during healing, two polished wooden tubes would be inserted into the nostrils. This method became known as the "Indian Method of Rhinoplasty" and was kept secret for centuries in India.

In the year 1947, it was Dr C A Amesur , Professor and Head of department of ENT at prestigious J. J. Hospital of Mumbai conceptualized the idea of of formation of a body of ENT surgeons from all over India. His aim was exchange of scientific knowledge and providing a common platform for exchange of teaching protocols and research based training in our filed .It was effort of this visionary that the existing Association of Otolaryngologists of India has been working upon. This association of Otolaryngologists of India was thus borne in 1947, the year India achieved its independence.

Dr P. V. Cherian was first President of this association and Dr H D Gandhi was first Hon secretary at that time. Later on in loving memory of DR S G JOSHI the general body decided to start an oration which was called as DR S G JOSHI Memorial Oration.