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July 1936

CHICAGO LARYNGOLOGICAL AND OTOLOGICAL SOCIETY: Regular Monthly Meeting, March 2, 1936

Arch Otolaryngol. 1936;24(1):118-124. doi:10.1001/archotol.1936.00640050125017

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Abstract

BILATERALSPASTICADDUCTOR ORFLACCIDABDUCTORPARALYSIS OF THELARYNXEXPERIMENTALINTERPRETATION (Besoin de respirer). DR. LOUIS Z. FISHMAN.

A systematic review of the greatest portion of the literature dealing with motor dysfunction of the larynx, particularly that portion which relates to the Semon-Rosenbach law, leads me to make a statement refuting the claims for the existence of such a simple law. In addition to this review, experiments are presented dealing with the effect of sinusoidal and faradic stimuli applied to the vagus and to the recurrent and the superior laryngeal nerves (internal and external branches) of the dog. These experiments indicate strongly that the positions of the vocal cords in cases of motor dysfunction of the larynx can be explained—certainly in a more complicated manner than by means of the Semon-Rosenbach law—by analyzing the basic anatomic and neurophysiologic principles which influence the pathologic occurrences.

Accordingly, I present

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