Fillers Endpiece

Filled with wonder

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.322.7283.414/a (Published 17 February 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:414

With no medical or scientific training, Manuel Garcia's only desire was to see a “healthy glottis exposed in the very act of singing.” How this Spanish singing professor made his discovery of indirect laryngoscopy is legend:

“One September day in 1854, I was strolling in the garden of the Palais Royal, preoccupied with the ever-recurring …

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