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Book Reviews
June 1936

For Stutterers.

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By Smiley Blanton, M.D., and Margaret Gray Blanton. Price, $2. Pp. 186. New York: D. Appleton-Century Company, Inc., 1936.

Am J Dis Child. 1936;51(6):1494. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1936.01970180240023

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This book is written for lay readers, as its title implies. There is an understandable discussion of medical psychology, with chief emphasis on the freudian conception. The authors' theory of stuttering and their ideas of treatment are based largely on this. They arrive at somewhat the same conclusions stated by other authors in regard to the correction of personality difficulties and maladjustments, the removal of coercions of parents and teachers and the lessening of social stresses as a prerequisite for the relief of these patients. Some authorities will consider the exposition as narrow and based on incomplete and not fully proved theory.

Stutterers will get from this volume some helpful understanding of their own difficulties.

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