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Czermak type laryngoscope, in case, Berlin, Germany, 1855-1865

A laryngoscope views the larynx, or voice box. The larynx is in the upper part of the windpipe. This type of laryngoscope was introduced by Austro-German physiologist Johann Nepomuk Czermak (1828–73). He was interested in speech and sound. It consists of a laryngeal mirror. This reflects light down the throat.

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Glossary: laryngoscope

An instrument used to examine the larynx

Glossary: diseases of the ear, nose and throat

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