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April 16, 1938

The Rehabilitation of Speech: A Textbook of Diagnostic and Corrective Procedures

JAMA. 1938;110(16):1310. doi:10.1001/jama.1938.02790160068025

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The repetitional features of most books on the subject of speech disorders causes them to be placed in the category of academic interest for only a brief time. This book is different, because the arrangement of material is original and tends to meet in a practical way the specific needs of an ever widening specialty. It covers the field of speech disorders in a comprehensive manner. The material is divided into five main parts. Part one is a creditable effort. Under the general heading of diagnostic procedures, the neurophysiologic mechanism for speech is briefly covered so that the reader is technically prepared for both normal and abnormal speech development. Then follow those speech disorders which fall into the category of abnormal psychology, psychopathology or psychiatry; that is, those which have no organic or structural basis. Although the authors consider stuttering a psychogenic disorder, they also state that, "while psychogenic disorders

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