Cumhur Ertekin, İbrahim Aydoğdu

Ege University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neurology, Division of Clinical Neurophysiology, İzmir, Türkiye

Keywords: Swallowing, oropharynx, larynx, historical review, dysphagia


This review aims to present a brief historical perspective of the clinical development of swallowing since ancient times. It also highlights the discovery of the functional meaning of the oropharyngeal organs. These historical developments are enriched with some anecdotal details.

Peer Review

Externally and internally peer-reviewed.

Author Contributions

Concept: C.E., İ.A., Design: C.E., İ.A., Data Collection or Processing: C.E., İ.A., Analysis or Interpretation: C.E., İ.A., Literature Search: C.E., İ.A., Writing: C.E., İ.A.

Conflict of Interest

No conflict of interest was declared by the authors.

Financial Disclosure

The authors declared that this study received no financial support.