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We investigate the claim that the sniffing position aligns the "axes" and is the optimal position for viewing the glottic opening.
Our guest is Dr. Keith Baker, Vice Chair for Education and a thoracic anesthesiologist at the Massachusetts General Hospital.
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Music by Stephen Campbell, MD.
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