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April 1936

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Arch NeurPsych. 1936;35(4):876-877. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1936.02260040186014

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THOMAS WILLIAM SALMON MEMORIAL LECTURES  The Fourth Series of the Salmon Memorial Lectures will be given by Dr. Samuel T. Orton at the New York Academy of Medicine, 2 East 103d Street, New York, on Fridays, April 10, 17 and 24, 1936, at 8:30 p. m.The topic will be "Developmental Disorders of the Language Faculty and Their Psychiatric Import." Lecture 1, "Language Losses in the Adult as the Key to the Developmental Disorders in Children" (April 10), will include a discussion of the physiologic background of the language faculty as revealed in the aphasias; the problem of unilateral cerebral dominance; reports of studies indicating that all degrees of intermixture occur between right-sidedness and left-sidedness. Such intergrading between the hemispheres is suggested as the background for many language disorders in children. Lecture 2, "The Syndromes of Disorder in the Development of Language" (April 17), will include a discussion of reading