Professor Ernst Carl Schmiegelow gave his Semon Lecture in 1937. His talk centred around improved surgical treatment of stenosis, which he claims is better than laryngostomy and cannulation. He gives a detailed description of the method he uses and claims that all cases can be treated in this way and that it is completely innocuous.
Ernst Schmiegelow was born on the 13th of October 1856 in Ronne, Denmark. He had a successful career, which included appointments such as co-editor of Nordic Medical Archives and Medical Journal. He was also a co-founder and chairman of the Danish Otolaryngological Society.