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July 1972


Author Affiliations

Department of Otolaryngology School of Medicine PO Box 875 Biscayne Annex University of Miami Miami, Fla 33152

Arch Otolaryngol. 1972;96(1):92. doi:10.1001/archotol.1972.00770090130024

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To the Editor.—For many years we have been practicing a concept of emergency laryngectomy as described in Drs. Baluyot, Shumrick, and Everts "Emergency Laryngectomy," (Archives 95:414-417, 1971). One to two have been performed at this medical center each year for the past 15 years. I am sure the authors are unaware that this procedure has previously been described and recommended by Drs. Hoover and King (Archives 59:431-433, 1954) to whom full credit should be give

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