From Where I Sit Years ago young colleagues and I referred to a professor emeritus on our faculty as “the chairman of the committee that looks back.” Hopefully, I will not inherit that title. It is, however, difficult not to start with a little history. Without question, the clinical and scientific foundations of ... Viewpoint
Viewpoint  |   March 01, 1997
From Where I Sit
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  • Frank B. Wilson
    University of Alberta, Nova Southeastern University
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From Where I Sit
Viewpoint   |   March 01, 1997
From Where I Sit
SIG 3 Perspectives on Voice and Voice Disorders, March 1997, Vol. 7, 3-4. doi:10.1044/vvd7.1.3
SIG 3 Perspectives on Voice and Voice Disorders, March 1997, Vol. 7, 3-4. doi:10.1044/vvd7.1.3
Years ago young colleagues and I referred to a professor emeritus on our faculty as “the chairman of the committee that looks back.” Hopefully, I will not inherit that title. It is, however, difficult not to start with a little history.
Without question, the clinical and scientific foundations of voice management/science are considerably advanced from the conditions I faced in 1957 when, as a new assistant professor at St. Louis University, I was assigned the responsibility of teaching the “voice” course. My background, interest, and training was pediatric motor disabilities, then referred to as cerebral palsy. Being the newest professor appeared to be the major, perhaps the only, credential for that assignment. Preparation that year was not easy. Fortunately, during the graduate years at Northwestern University, I had the opportunity to enroll in a voice course taught by Paul Moore. My notes from that course helped me immensely. The experience from that first exposure encouraged me to attempt a systematic inquiry into both normal and disordered voice.
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