Joseph Jones
1892 Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)  
then compared the results of electric stimulation with those of compression, and concluded that: "Gradual and continuous pressure exerted upon the inferior laryngeal nerve, in place of augmenting the force of adduction of the vocal cord diminishes it. The force with which the cord was adducted in con¬ sequence of the slightest electric stimulation of the nerve, just sufficient to cause a gentle contraction of all the muscles with a prevalence of the adductors over the abductors, is much
more » ... to that which the same cord shows during compression of the nerve.
doi:10.1001/jama.1892.02420150023002 fatcat:p6nwsowlinddzm2ga5l7hhcf4u