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Deglutition and its disorders. Anatomy, physiology, clinical diagnosis, and management
  1. J A WILSON

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Deglutition and its disorders. Anatomy, physiology, clinical diagnosis, and management. Edited by Perlman AL, Schulze-Delrieu KS. (Pp 522; illustrated; £49.95.) Singular Publishing Group, 1997. ISBN 9781565 936218.

The act of swallowing has been described as the most complex reflex which can be reproduced by the stimulation of a peripheral nerve. Such complexity is also encountered in the aetiology, pathogenesis, investigation, and management of deglutition disorders. The senior editor of this comprehensive multi author review, Adrienne Perlman, is a speech and language therapist, now based in Champaign, Illinois, with an outstanding personal record of innovative research in the field of swallowing. Her contributors include most of the principal prominent names in North American dysphagia research, whether internists, neurologists, radiologists or, of course, speech and language therapists. …

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