By Sydney Norgate and Dr Nicola Oswald MBChB
Forward by L F W Salmon Past President of the British Association of Otolaryngologists
This book has provided help and encouragement to many Laryngectomy patients and their families since it was first published in 1984. The new edition published in 2013 will enable even more patients and their families to benefit. It has been updated by Sydney's granddaughter Dr Nicola Oswald with details about speech methods, lifestyle advice and information about future developments.
It is full of practical advice and information, as well as reassurance. Sydney Norgate who wrote the first edition had his larynx removed and, therefore, wrote from personal experience of the problems caused by loss of normal speech. His style is straightforward and humorous and the book has cartoon illustrations to help the patient along the journey to recovery.
The new material brings the contents up to date and continues Sydney's aim of providing both advice and inspiration to all those who are to have a Laryngectomy.
If you would like a free copy of Laryngectomy is not a tragedy Second Edition please send a C5 self addressed envelope with a 1st class and a 2nd class stamp on it to CLT PO Box 618, Halifax HX3 8WX. Health professionals who require multiple copies of the book are requested to e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with their requirements.
Alternatively you can download a copy of the book here: Laryngectomy is not a Tragedy - Second edition