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September 25, 1926

The Correction of Speech Defects.

JAMA. 1926;87(13):1058. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02680130072038

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This is a treatise and manual for school teachers who are doing corrective speech work. In scope it is limited to the most common speech disorders: articulative defects chiefly, stammering less completely, with a chapter on nasality of the voice and one on foreign accent. In such books when written by laymen, the physician often realizes the need of a better knowledge of physiology. This is true here. Clearness of insight into the practical side of certain of the problems treated is thus to a degree lacking. The evidently large experience of the author as a teacher is made of valuable use. On the whole, the book is intelligent, sensible and helpful. Especially to be commended is the sanity of the rather brief chapter on stammering.

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