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June 29, 1935

Le nodule de la corde vocale

JAMA. 1935;104(26):2391. doi:10.1001/jama.1935.02760260079035

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This is a rather large book, relatively speaking, on small objects, the vocal nodes or singers' nodes, as they are called. Since even the tiniest of nodes are sufficient, in many instances, to ruin the fine quality of the voice and thus bring disaster to the career of the artist, the importance of the subject will justify the detailed discussion of it by Jean Tarneaud. The subject is systematically treated. There is a preface by Professor Sebileau, followed by a chapter on the etiology of the nodule. The author discusses the various theories and feels that a general hypotonicity of the laryngeal muscles always rests at the basis of the formation of the nodes. There follow the chapters on the pathology and the clinical forms, together with symptomatology and diagnosis of singers' nodes. Both the medical and the surgical treatment of the various forms of nodes is discussed, followed by

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