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April 18, 1908

Cure of Stammering.

JAMA. 1908;L(16):1282-1283. doi:10.1001/jama.1908.02530420050015

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New York City, April 1, 1908.

To the Editor:  —Referring to the editorial on the "Melody Cure of Stammering," in The Journal, March 28, I beg to offer the following idea as to the cause of stammering and a treatment which is based on it.In The Journal, Dec. 1, 1906, there appeared a paper by me entitled "Types of Congenital Symbol Amblyopia." In that paper I recited the history of two boys who had experienced great difficulty in learning to read, referred to the original observation of Pringle Morgan of England on this subject, and set forth the idea that this congenital defect was probably one of a number of congenital defects of a similar nature. I referred also to the inability of many otherwise intelligent children who could not learn mathematics easily, and described the defect as figure amblyopia. The two forms I grouped under the heading of

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