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July 1931


Arch Otolaryngol. 1931;14(1):108-118. doi:10.1001/archotol.1931.03580020116016

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Dr. G. Hudson Makuen's Treatment of Stammerers. Mrs. Mary S. Steel (by invitation).  It is difficult to epitomize Dr. Makuen's work, but the many reprints available are each complete articles with technical detail. It is to be regretted that more attention has not been given to nomenclature, especially in the direction of simplification. Dyslalia must be differentiated from pseudolalia. Preventive measures are directed toward three stages of stammering: prodromal, acute and chronic. The time to cure stammering is before it begins. Speech and mental development occur simultaneously. Normal speech is largely automatic. The child does not know how hesitation happens or how to prevent it. The difficulty suddenly occurs with excitement, increased heart action and general tension. Repetition takes place. This is the prodromal stage and it is here that the turning point occurs. The child should not be scolded, ridiculed or admonished against stuttering. No references should be made

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