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June 28, 1924

Hygiene of the Voice.

JAMA. 1924;82(26):2142. doi:10.1001/jama.1924.02650520048036

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Abstract

Dr. Voorhees has given especial attention to the care of the voice, particularly in singers and public speakers, and he has contributed frequently on the subject both to medical and to lay literature. He believes that training of the voice should be begun as soon as the child can use language intelligently, and that proper physical hygiene is necessary for the singer, as well as a special hygiene directed to the care of the throat. A special section is devoted to the care of the common cold, and the great importance of neglecting simple laryngitis is emphasized. Special sections are devoted also to the tonsils, to throat disorders in singers, to hay-fever, and to acute and chronic infections. An appendix provides an outline for practice in breathing and in voice production. The work is practical, scientific, and well worth the attention of any one interested either in musical education or

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