This beautifully presented book enables a sound understanding of the three principal functional priorities of the larynx - protection, respiration, and phonation. Dr. Sasaki explores these three functional categories in terms of phylogeny, functional morphology, and neuromuscular reflexes. The book features numerous illustrations and tables and most chapters are preceded by focused case presentations introducing relevant clinical descriptions. Uniquely and invaluably, Sasaki has included original experimental data from the Yale Larynx Laboratory in order to support physiologic performance important to the understanding of clinical behavior. This second edition includes thorough revisions and updates on the details of the procedure, clinical applications, an additional appendix and an intensive list of references and suggested readings.