Thought for the Week: 24th February 2014

By | February 24, 2014

The mouth was never intended for breathing, while the nose is specially and admirably adapted for this purpose. […] We cannot resist the conclusion that the vocal organ is infinitely superior to any instrument made by human hands. Its mechanism is so wonderful as to excite the profoundest admiration, and the more we continue to study it the more we marvel at the wisdom of the Divine Maker who planned it.

Emil Behnke, “The Mechanism of the Human Voice”, 1880

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