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December 1965


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17 Hammeyasdiem St Bet-Hakerem Jerusalem, Israel

Arch Otolaryngol. 1965;82(6):672-673. doi:10.1001/archotol.1965.00760010674035

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To the Editor: In answer to Dr. Theodore E. Walsh's letter accusing me of deception I should like to state the following:

  1. My interest in reconstructive laryngeal surgery was stimulated by working with Dr. Ogura in his laboratory in 1961-1962. The result of our work was published in the Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology, 71:532 (June) 1962, and I am grateful to both Dr. Ogura and Dr. Walsh for the opportunities which they provided me.

  2. The concepts of (1) intraglottic (intraluminal) "functional" vocal cords and (2) "pseudoepiglottis" illustrated in my paper were my own and were further developed at the Albany Medical Colege; as such they do not represent plagiarism.

  3. In the published case it was stated that "the effectiveness of the pseudoepiglottis could not adequately be evaluated... at this time." Stridor from an impaired airway was indeed the primary cause of

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