Book Reviews
May 1948

The Rehabilitation of Speech (Revised edition).

Author Affiliations

By Robert West, Professor of Speech Pathology, University of Wisconsin; Lou Kennedy, Associate Professor of Speech, Louisiana State University, and Anna Carr, Clinical Adviser in Speech, State Teachers College, Milwaukee, with a chapter by Ollie L. Backus, Assistant Professor of Speech, University of Michigan. Price $5. Pp. 647, with 53 illustrations. New York: Harper Brothers, 1947.

Am J Dis Child. 1948;75(5):774. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1948.02030020791029

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The first edition of this comprehensive analysis of speech disorders appeared in 1936 and has since been widely used by clinicians and as a textbook for collgee courses. The present revised edition has been largely rewritten and incorporates some of the extremely valuable knowledge and experience which came out of the rehabilitation centers for army and navy personnel in World War II.

The volume is conveniently subdivided into several major components, the two most important of which are the treatises on speech pathology and remedial principles. A section devoted to case histories, appendixes with methods of examination and functional testing and an unusually complete glossary add to the thoroughness of the presentation. Many photographs, illustrations and tables bespeak the authors' obvious aim toward exhaustive coverage of their subject.

The initiate in the pathology of speech will sense an unfamiliar terminology and will be mildly surprised at the oversimplification of anatomicophysiologic

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