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July 9, 1892

IMPAIRMENT OF THE VOICE, IN FEMALE SINGERS, DUE TO DISEASED SEXUAL ORGANS.Read in the Section of Obstetrics and Diseases of Women, at the Forty-third Annual Meeting of the American Medical Association, held at Detroit, June 8, 1892.

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PROFESSOR OF THE MEDICAL AND SURGICAL DISEASES OF WOMEN IN THE DETROIT COLLEGE OF MEDICINE, DETROIT, MICH.

JAMA. 1892;XIX(2):36-37. doi:10.1001/jama.1892.02420020008001c

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Abstract

This is a subject not treated of, or ever mentioned, in any of our text-books upon the diseases of women, so far as I am acquainted with them. Indeed, the only article I have seen upon the matter was one from Dr. Von Klein, of Dayton, Ohio, and appeared in a copy of The Journal of the American Medical Association of last year. In this article the doctor makes these statements: "The most difficult cases the laryngologist has to treat are the diseases of the throat caused by the disturbance of the ovaries. It is a common thing to meet with cases of acute inflammation of the tonsils, larynx, pharynx and fauces, in females, during the menstrual periods. I have observed the voice of many professional singers, who have applied to me for treatment during the menstrual period, to be defective in gravity, force, and timbre, producing, in many cases,

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