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Article
January 1951

THERAPY OF THE ALARYNGEAL VOICE FOLLOWING LARYNGECTOMY: A Contribution

AMA Arch Otolaryngol. 1951;53(1):77-82. doi:10.1001/archotol.1951.03750010096007
Abstract

THIS ARTICLE will be devoted chiefly to the description of the intake of air for the production of a pseudovoice by laryngectomized patients. In the case to be described is represented one of the technics, namely, aspiration of air into the esophagus. The publication of such a case seems to be justified because this way of taking in air is not too well known in the literature. A great many papers deal with the speech of laryngectomized patients. Since there are available two American papers that contain most of the literature on the subject, I think it is not necessary to repeat the references here. One of these papers is the classic presentation of Kallen, "Vicarious Vocal Mechanisms,"1 and the other is the survey by Bangs, "Bibliography: Esophageal Speech."2

Kallen's proposal to use the term alaryngeal speech for all the different methods taught by therapists and used by

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