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Article
June 1959

A Compendium of Research and Theory on Stuttering.

AMA Arch Otolaryngol. 1959;69(6):792. doi:10.1001/archotol.1959.00730030806027

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Abstract

This book consists entirely of 193 abstracts of journal articles on the subject of stuttering, plus a few preliminary pages of explanation and an additional bibliography of 364 titles.

Some of the articles included are poorly chosen, being based on small samples, inadequate techniques, or otherwise seriously defective. Certain areas, notably the psychiatric literature of the last 20 years, are omitted almost entirely.

Apart from these criticisms, one wonders whether this sort of book is worth the considerable effort required to prepare it. Certainly these abstracts can in no way substitute for the original articles for anyone seriously interested in the problem of stuttering.

As a reference work for students of speech pathology, the book may have limited value. It will have little interest for the otolaryngologist.

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