Richard Luchsinger

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Richard Caspar Luchsinger (born June 14, 1900 in Glarus ; † February 20, 1993 in Zurich ) was a Swiss ear, nose and throat doctor .


Luchsinger graduated from the canton school Schaffhausen , studied medicine at the Universities of Basel and Zurich and received his doctorate in 1927 at the University of Lausanne . In 1943 he completed his habilitation in Zurich for ear, nose and throat medicine. From 1953 to 1964 he was adjunct professor at the University of Zurich, then Professor of Phoniatrics at the University of Basel.

Luchsinger is considered a pioneer in phoniatrics and speech therapy in Switzerland. From 1948 he was editor of the journal Folia Phoniatrica together with Miloslav Seeman (Prague) and Jean Tarneaud (Paris) .

Together with Gottfried E. Arnold he published the standard textbook on voice and speech medicine .


  • with Gottfried E. Arnold: Textbook of Voice and Speech Medicine , Springer, Vienna, 1949, 1959
    • 3rd edition 1970 as a manual for voice and speech medicine , 2 volumes


  • Felix Trojan (Ed.): Richard Luchsinger for his 60th birthday. Karger, Basel 1960.

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Individual evidence

  1. a b c Luchsinger Richard (Caspar) , Matriculation Edition of the University of Zurich, accessed on July 3, 2013.
  2. Jürgen Wendler et al .: Textbook of Phoniatry and Pedaudiology. Thieme, Stuttgart 2005, p. 9 ( online ).