My purpose is to describe and introduce to the medical profession at large, to institutions for medical education and to laryngologists, an invention by Dr. Franz Haslinger, of the Hajek Clinic, an instrument that might be used at medical schools and postgraduate institutions to better acquaint the students and practitioners with the anatomy and physiology of the larynx and to offer them an easier method of perfecting themselves in the various laryngeal manipulations and operations by indirect illumination.
The invention is a series of models or phantoms ranging from the model for simple localization of the various normal anatomic landmarks in the larynx, to replicas of the most severe and complicated laryngeal disease and, lastly, a breathing, pulsating man-sized phantom for bronchoscopic and esophagoscopic manipulations. The latter may be reported on at a later date.
The phantom I wish to describe is the simple one that
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