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Article
January 1940

A SIMPLE TREATMENT FOR DEFECTS OF THE SINGING AND OF THE SPEAKING VOICE

Author Affiliations

CINCINNATI

Arch Otolaryngol. 1940;31(1):16-22. doi:10.1001/archotol.1940.00660010017003
Abstract

It is not proposed in the discussion of this subject to describe the various methods of treating defects of the singing and of the speaking voice employed by the laryngologist, who is devoting much time and thought to this branch of his specialty. It is my present purpose to discuss a simple method of treatment to be applied not only to defects of the singing, but also to defects of the speaking, voice, encountered in daily practice. Public speakers, teachers, actors and preachers often consult the laryngologist for a defect of the speaking voice, but there is also a vast number of patients who misuse the voice and whose defect remains unrecognized and improperly treated. I refer to saleswomen, persons reading to the blind, persons attending cocktail parties or teas, who use their voices in the presence of a loud and constant noise, and those who speak loudly to the

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