Floyd Summer Muckey


Floyd Summer Muckey was a nose and throat specialist. He received his medical degree from McGill University in 1883 and practiced medicine in St. Paul, Minnesota (1884) and Minneapolis, Minnesota (1885-1893). His specialty was in the area voice production and he conducted a number of research studies on the topic. He collaborated with William Hallock from Columbia University for some of his work. Muckey formed a company Muckey Patents Corporation and served as president.

In his biography in Who Was Who in America, he was said to be the first to give a working analysis of tone, to photograph manometric flame, and to make a photo of the vocal cords in action.

Writings of Floyd Muckey, chronologically arranged

Hallock, William & Muckey, F. S. (1896). Rational, scientific voice production. NY. (10pp).

Hallock, William & Muckey, F. S. (1897). Voice production and analysis. NY: "Looker On" Press.

Muckey, F. S. (1897). The chest is not a resonance cavity. The Voice, 19, 614-616.

Muckey, F. S. (1915). Natural method of voice production in speech and song. NY: Charles Scribner's Sons.

Muckey, F. S. (1915). Natural method of voice production (with diagrams). English Journal, 4, 625-638.

Muckey, F. S. (1915). Standardizing the art of voice production. Scientific American Supplement, 79, 137-138.

Muckey, F. S. (1916). Some fundamental facts in voice production. Quarterly Journal of Public Speaking, 2, 153-166.

Muckey, F. S. (1918). The work of the voice section of the third annual convention. Quarterly Journal of Speech, 4, 103-111.

Muckey, F. S. (1920). Sound production in speech. Quarterly Journal of Speech, Education, 6, 54-58.

Muckey, F. S. (1922). Introduction to the science of phonetics. Quarterly Journal of Speech Education, 8, 61-74.

Muckey, F. S. (1926). Some fundamental principles of voice production, Etude, 44, 604-605.