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This monograph on the subject of otologic examination of pupils in the deaf mute institutes of Sweden served as a doctor's thesis. There is an excellent chapter on the history of deafmutism together with instruction of deaf mutes. The author states that one of the most important problems of deafmutism in our day is to utilize the remnants of hearing if they are of sufficient degree that the individual may be trained by way of his own ears. She calls attention to the fact that in ancient times a deaf mute was neglected or even maltreated, as deafmutism was considered a mental disease. Exceptions to this rule were said to exist in ancient Persia and Egypt, where deaf mutes were considered favorites of the gods and of heaven. Up to the middle ages, no progress was made until Cardanus in 1560 called attention to the important fact that in deafmutism
Ohrenärztliche Untersuchungen von Schülern der Taubstummenschulen Schwedens, nebst Bemerkungen zur Frage des Unterrichts der Schwerhörigen. Akademische Abhandlung welche mit Genehmigung der weiterfahrenen medizinischen Fakultät in Upsala zur Erlangung der medizinischen Doktorwürde im Hörsaal des Physiologischen Instituts am 19. Mai 1928 vormittags um 10 Uhr öffentlich verteidigt wird.. JAMA. 1932;99(6):499. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02740580067034