Professor Eelco Huizinga delivered his Semon Lecture in 1954. During his lecture, he proposes the use of a new term, bronchological pneumonology, emphasising the fact that pulmonary abnormalities are often the result of bronchial affection, like broncho-stenosis. He also advocates the use of bronchoscopy in the investigation of pulmonary affections.
Eelco Huizinga was born in Java, Indonesia, on the 11th of September 1893. He served as General Secretary of the Collegium Oto-Rhino-Laryngolocium Amicitiae Sacrum for twenty years, an international society. He was also editor of Practica Otorhinolaryngologica for a number of years as well as achieving the ribbons of Dutch, French and Belgian orders.