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June 1937

Controlled Reading; A Correlation of Diagnostic, Teaching, and Corrective Techniques.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1937;17(6):1156-1158. doi:10.1001/archopht.1937.00850060212021

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This is the first attempt to bring together in one compact volume the scattered results of many workers in the field of developing an efficient reading technic. Given perfectly normal eyes, one can still be an inefficient reader because of wrong or, rather, inefficient habits, for instance, the habit to linger over words or phrases after their content has been mentally noted, or the converse, the habit of reading too fast for comprehension and turning back for rereading. Every one will agree with Taylor's first premise that efficient reading habits are of paramount importance in childhood and youth, i. e., during the period of life devoted entirely to obtaining an education. Efficient reading is, of course, also of great importance in adult life, since the efficient use of the eyes for work or pleasure contributes toward a fuller and richer life.

The book is divided into four parts. Part 1

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