Medicine: Mechanical Larynx

Senator Thomas Coleman du Pont of Delaware, last week invalid at the Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Hospital, has had his vocal cords cut out. But he will be able to speak by means of a mechanical larynx.

Senator du Font's throat was diseased from a "throat ulcer." For this he consulted Dr. John E. Mackenty, senior surgeon at the Manhattan hospital, who is famed for his technique in operations on cancer of the throat. Dr. Mackenty excised Senator du Pont's vocal cords, larynx and part of his tongue and windpipe. So that the senator...

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