Why Speech is the Achilles’ Heel of the Human Race

This article appeared originally on KevinMD. The Greek hero of the Trojan war, Achilles, had only one vulnerable area on his body—his heel. Similarly, modern humans also have a vulnerable part of the our anatomy, the upper airway, which simultaneously accommodates for breathing, swallowing, and speaking. The ability to talk, however, came at a price. […]

Why Speech is the Achilles’ Heel of the Human Race

Here’s an article that I wrote which was published this week on KevinMD, one of the most popular online physician blog sites. It’s called “Why Speech is the Achilles’ Heel of the Human Race.  Whether you like it or hate it, please leave a comment below.