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March 1949

Twentieth Century Speech and Voice Correction.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1949;49(3):332-333. doi:10.1001/archotol.1949.03760090091008

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In reading this book, the reviewer gained the impression that it was not carefully planned or edited. It lacks uniformity, some chapters dealing with theory, some with practice, and still others with mere description. The first chapter acquaints the reader with a knowledge of the anatomic and physiologic aspects of the speech mechanism. The succeeding chapters follow no logical order and seem somewhat unrelated to each other. They are more like a series of articles than chapters of a single book.

The volume contains twenty-two chapters, written by nineteen authors. The subject matter includes six chapters on various aspects of deafness, four chapters on problems of the patient who has a cleft palate, and three on voice training. Other chapter titles include aphasia, dysarthria, dyslalia, stuttering, cluttering and alalia.

Unfortunately, this book has little to offer to the otolaryngologist. In the first place, the foreword does not indicate clearly the

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