Antoine Ferrein

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Antoine Ferrein.

Antoine Ferrein (October 25, 1693 – February 28, 1769) was a French anatomist who was a native of Frespech, which today is a commune in the arrondissement of Villeneuve-sur-Lot. He was a professor at the Collège Royal in Paris, and in 1742 became a member of the Académie des sciences.

Ferrein is remembered for his work involving the physiology of voice, and is credited for coining the term cordes vocales (vocal cords). He postulated that the ligaments of the larynx were analogous to the cords on a violin. He also made the correlation between the size of the glottis and the loudness of a person's voice. There are several anatomical eponyms attributed to Antoine Ferrein, including:


Further reading[edit]

Grmek, M.D. (1970–80). "Ferrein, Antoine". Dictionary of Scientific Biography. 4. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. pp. 589–590. ISBN 978-0-684-10114-9.