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My search for a stronger voice

Spasmodic dysphonia is a rare voice disorder that makes the voice sound strained or strangled. Some people with the condition are almost inaudible. Kate Quarry, who has this problem, scoured Wellcome Collection archives for fellow sufferers and treatments from the past.

Words by Kate Quarry

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About the author

Kate Quarry

Kate Quarry is a freelance subeditor working with Wellcome Collection’s Digital Editorial team.