THE INCEPTION OF THE SURVEY
For a number of years past, the schools of the deaf throughout the United States have been anxious for a thorough survey to be made of their present conditions and methods. At a conference of the superintendents and principals of the schools of the deaf at St. Augustine, Fla., in January, 1924, it was unanimously recommended that such a survey be made, and the executive committee of the conference was empowered to adopt ways and means for its accomplishment. Largely through the efforts of Dr. Percival Hall, and those of Dr. Charles W. Richardson, chairman of the committee, Dr. Vernon Kellogg, secretary of the National Research Council, favorably reported the project to the council which, in turn, approved it. The sum of $25,000 was obtained from the Laura Spelman Rockefeller Memorial to finance the endeavor.
The project was placed under the control of Dr.
RICHARDSON CW. PHYSICAL CAUSES OF DEAFNESS: PART I: METHOD OF STUDY. Arch Otolaryngol. 1928;7(5):415–513. doi:10.1001/archotol.1928.00620010439001
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