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January 1960

Vocal Rehabilitation.

AMA Arch Otolaryngol. 1960;71(1):127. doi:10.1001/archotol.1960.03770010131016

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This monograph is based on the author's very considerable experience as a voice physician and on a wide reading of the literature. There are 135 references. Much has been written about the speaking and singing voice, normal and abnormal, but not enough has been told about restoration when out of function. Brodnitz aims to give a thorough consideration of the background, anatomy, physiology, use, and abuse. Part I has to do with "The Speaking and Singing Voice" as to breathing, vibration of the cords, resonators, psychology, and medical examination by the laryngologist.

Part II deals with "Diagnosis." Therapy takes up the use of drugs, physiotherapy, and management before and after operations.

Part III goes into "Organic Voice Disorders,"—paralyses of the cords, abnormalities of structure, tumors, postoperative instruction after laryngectomy, and oral abnormalities of teeth and tongue.

As far as this reviewer knows, this is the only book of its kind

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