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Dr. Willard R. Zemlin

Willard R. Zemlin was a faculty member in the Department of Speech and Hearing Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for 20 years. He was also on the faculty of the University of Illinois School of Basic Medical Sciences. As author of the well-known textbook Speech and Hearing Science, Anatomy and Physiology, Dr. Zemlin's influence on the field of speech and hearing science has been an unmatched phenomenon.

This web site contains a sampling of Dr. Zemlin's photographic slides of the larynx, central nervous system, skull and respiratory system. It was his desire to share this information with others in speech and hearing science and related professions.

This set of slides, which includes slides taken at the University of Illinois, was developed when he was a visiting professor in the School of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology at Memphis State University (now known as the University of Memphis) and was sponsored by the Center for Research Initiatives and Strategies for the Communicatively Imparied (CRISCI). Facilities and anatomical specimens were provided by the Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, Tennessee. Fang-Ling Lu (all slide groups) and Rebecca Taylor (Respiratory System slides only) were graduate students of Dr. Zemlin at the time and assisted in the dissection and preparation of the anatomical specimens. Permission to post these slides and the photographs of Dr. Zemlin at this site have been obtained.

You are encouraged to use this site for individual educational purposes only; however copying and/or reprinting of these slides and photographs without authorization are striclty prohibited. Please obtain permission by contacting

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