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March 17, 1906


JAMA. 1906;XLVI(11):808. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.02510380046010

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In one of Mr. H. G. Wells' ingenious fancies he shows up a future condition of the world's progress—a very unpleasant one it must be said—in which books have had their day and literature is perpetuated by phonographs, or what are called the "babbling machines." While no one would wish to realize the future he portrays, it is easy to see how great an advantage to a certain limited class of unfortunates would be the application of this particular feature. This point is specially suggested by Dr. George M. Gould in a communication to Science, in which he shows how large a world it would open up to the blind were this plan adopted, especially with the more recent improvements made in the so-called telegraphone of Poulssen, which is said to be far superior to the modern phonographs and graphophones now in common use. The suggestion is still too recent

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