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The author endeavors to record the impressions that have come to him through an interest in the study of the deafened, especially the deaf child, extending over a period of forty years. This is not a systematic treatise in any sense. It contains much of general historical and scientific interest. There is a great deal in the volume which it is hard to associate with the problems of deafness, such, for example, as the listing of the bones of the human skeleton. The volume is more in the nature of an encyclopedia in which the author pays as much attention to the physiology of speech as to the physiology of hearing.
There is a lengthy chapter on the functional tests of hearing in which methods that have been used during the past as well as those which are used at present are discussed at length.
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Problems of the Deaf. Arch Otolaryngol. 1933;18(2):267. doi:10.1001/archotol.1933.03580060281014
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