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This book is intended to present a broad coverage of the anatomy and physiology of speech for medical students and for ancillary scientists. The major share of the book is devoted to the anatomy of the speech organs and their applied physiology. Other chapters deal with the nervous, autonomic, and endocrine regulation of speech and with the ear as a sound receptor.
While this material could be of great importance for the student of voice and speech, a review of this book creates the impression that the author lacks personal experience with the clinical aspects of his subject. This lack of familiarity is particularly noticeable in the chapter on applied anatomy and physiology of the larynx. It seems unfortunate that publication of this volume could not be delayed until the author had an opportunity to obtain the assistance of specialists in the preparation of several important chapters.