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February 1951

The Comparative Anatomy and Physiology of the Larynx.

AMA Arch Otolaryngol. 1951;53(2):241. doi:10.1001/archotol.1951.03750020115019

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It was my pleasure to review that monumental work "The Mechanism of the Larynx" on its appearance in 1940, although the first edition had appeared in England in 1928. Much in demand, the book was hard to "come by," as our British cousins put it. At that time everyone marveled that a person could live long enough to put so much original work in such an enormous tome, for the contents were replete with original illustrations of the "lower order of animals" from the sea urchin up (and down)!

Negus visited here several years after his work became known in America. It was his intention to revise the material and bring out a new edition, but World War II intervened. The present book is a sort of compromise, a condensation of the earlier and larger work, and is presented under a new title. A number of new illustrations have been

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