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June 1989


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Rochester, NY

Arch Neurol. 1989;46(6):594. doi:10.1001/archneur.1989.00520420012002

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Neurology of the larynx has been historically terra incognita to most students of medicine and biology. The title of this text is, in fact, a neologism, evidence that, until recently, there has been a general lack of interest and knowledge in neurolaryngology. During the past few decades, much of the applied and fundamental investigation in this discipline has been conducted in Japan, the provenance of this reviewed work.

The book represents the archival record of a conference held May 16 and 17, 1986, in Kurume, Japan, a festschrift commemorating the 15th anniversary of the professorship of Dr Minom Hirano in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head Neck Surgery at Kurume (Japan) University. The language of the conference was Japanese, but the proceedings were written in English. The transcription is impeccable; the style concise and graceful.

Twenty-five papers, entitled as chapters, are present. They are collected into five parts under the rubrics of

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