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Article
March 1941

PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDY OF THE LARYNX BY MIRROR LARYNGOSCOPY

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PHILADELPHIA

Arch Otolaryngol. 1941;33(3):378-383. doi:10.1001/archotol.1941.00660030382003
Abstract

While marked advances have been made in photographing those regions of the body that are readily accessible to the camera and this method of making records is generally employed, photography of the larynx has not been developed so extensively until recently. This has not been due entirely to a lack of interest in the subject.

In 1860 Czermak made some studies of photography of the larynx. Solis-Cohen, Elsberg and others became interested in the subject, but little was accomplished until 1883, when Lennox Browne1 presented a paper on this subject, together with some excellent photographs. He appeared to lack enthusiasm, however, for he stated:

I do not anticipate that photography of the larynx can be extended beyond the boundary of physiology. To expect photographs from life of pathologic conditions is plainly unreasonable, since those we have seen could only have been obtained by elaborate and costly machinery, and, above all,

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