Textbook of Laryngology PDF Free Download
Over the past century, Laryngology has mushroomed to become a major specialty in medicine. Beginning with Manuel Garcia’s discovery of mirror examination of his own larynx, diagnostics have today come a long way indeed. The human larynx and mechanism of voice production, both in health and disease, have posed great challenges to the clinicians over centuries. The 21st century has witnessed an exponential rise in voice disorders, probably an echo of today’s ever-increasing vocal demands in every walk of life. Despite extensive research by anatomists, physiologists, otolaryngologists and speech pathologists, and continued technological advancements across the globe, many conditions in laryngology remain enigmatic. The specialty of laryngology has further expanded with the incorporation of swallowing and airway disorders into its domain. Indian laryngology has also grown by leaps and bounds over the past two decades, in tandem with the global scenario. This textbook of laryngology, published under the aegis of ‘The Association of Phonosurgeons of India’, is intended to be a comprehensive study material for any clinician pursuing practice and research in laryngology. It is also intended to serve as a ready-reckoner for a voice pathologist. We sincerely thank Dr Peak Woo for writing the Foreword of our textbook. We would like to place on record our gratitude to Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd. and all our authors, who have worked tirelessly so that this textbook could be born in nine months from the conception of the idea!