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December 1931

The Human Voice. Its Care and Development.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1931;14(6):846. doi:10.1001/archotol.1931.03580020937019

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In this monograph of 294 pages the author deals with the mechanism of voice production and the possible effects on this mechanism of the various disorders and diseases of the nose, throat and ears. There is a brief outline of the anatomy and physiology of the organs of voice production and general advice as to its care and development. Chapters on such conditions as headache, goiter, diphtheria, tuberculosis, syphilis and narcotics, while giving some information on these subjects, appear to have little or no connection with the main subject of the treatise.

For the student and teacher of voice culture and for the laity the book will be found to contain points of interest and instruction, but for the otolaryngologist little or nothing can be gained from it. The style of writing is simple and clearly understandable and should appeal to the layman who wishes to gain some knowledge of

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