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July 24, 1915

DEFECTS OF THE SINGING VOICE DUE TO NASAL AND ACCESSORY SINUS DISEASE

Author Affiliations

PHOENIX, ARIZ.

JAMA. 1915;LXV(4):310-312. doi:10.1001/jama.1915.02580040020006
Abstract

The subject of voice production from both the physiologic and pathologic standpoint has been a matter of more or less discussion among both laryngologists and teachers of singing. Some lay a great deal of stress on one phase of the subject, passing over lightly or ignoring other factors equally important. To enter into a description of the various details which distinguish good from poor singing is beyond the scope of this paper. However, in confining myself to the part played by the nose and accessory sinuses in the art of vocalization, I do not in any way wish to minimize other requirements which the singer must possess if he would make his song melodious to the human ear.

Voice is a complex mechanism, depending for its production on a motor element supplied by the lungs, a vibratory element supplied by the larynx, and a resonant element which is derived from

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