This soft-cover booklet is a good text for the student speech therapist and is a good review book for the practicing speech therapist. It begins with a brief section on the anatomy and examination of the nose, pharynx, and larynx. It has good illustrations and descriptions of several vocal cord lesions that cause hoarseness.
Direct laryngectomy, total laryngectomy, and other laryngeal operations are described, along with inflammatory conditions that can affect the voice. The authors correctly stress the desirability of close liaison between the speech therapist and the otolaryngologist to provide good patient care. This booklet should be useful to speech therapists who wish to have a brief description of the medical and surgical management of common otolaryngologic problems that affect the voice.