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June 1950


Author Affiliations

From the Department of Otolaryngology, St. Vincent's Hospital.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1950;51(6):814-825. doi:10.1001/archotol.1950.00700020840005

HOARSENESS in children is not a new subject, although it has been sadly neglected by most laryngologists. Thanks to the efforts of Dr. Francis W. White,1 who has been greatly interested in this problem, attention has again been directed recently to young children presenting hoarseness.

The importance of this problem has been recognized also by Dr. Letitia Raubicheck, director of speech improvement, in the department of education of New York city. With intelligence and aggressiveness, she has approached this problem in a manner which speaks well for the future care of such young, afflicted patients. We, at our special laryngeal and speech department at St. Vincent's Hospital, are indeed grateful to her for the privilege of seeing and studying young subjects with this condition.

Hoarseness in children, while widespread, does not present the bizarre and extensive etiologic factors noted in hoarseness in adults. Neither neurologic nor pulmonary pathologic conditions, such

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