War, politics, and voice: The vocal fold paralysis of George Orwell Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Famous Persons
  • Literature, Modern
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis

abstract

  • Orwell survived largely because of the nature of his wounding with a high-velocity jacketed military round. His recovery followed a course in many ways typical for patients with vocal fold paralysis. His writings leave us a unique and extraordinary account of the experience of being shot, of the medical care of the day, of the handicap of paralytic dysphonia, and of survival and heroism under extraordinary circumstances.

publication date

  • February 2007

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/01.mlg.0000249949.27249.82

PubMed ID

  • 17277635

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 364

end page

  • 70

volume

  • 117

number

  • 2