The origin and treatment of stammering

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Phonometer Press, 1900 - Medical - 202 pages
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Page 58 - The difficulties which my health, my indecision, my 'procrastination,' as M. de Charlus called it, placed in the way of my carrying out any project, had made me put off from day to day, from month to month, from year to year, the elucidation of certain suspicions as also the accomplishment of certain desires.
Page 154 - They are to be delivered out from the lips, as beautiful coins newly issued from the mint, deeply and accurately impressed, perfectly finished, neatly struck by the proper organs, distinct, sharp, in due succession, and of due weight.
Page 182 - ... But I wish to insist on the importance of surrounding the child, as soon as it begins to lisp, with persons who speak well. " All languages," as old Roger Ascham says, " both learned and mother tongues, are begotten and gotten solely by imitation. For as ye use to hear so ye learn to speak ; if you hear no other ye speak not yourself ; and whom ye only hear of them ye only learn." Quintilian says : " Before all ... let the nurses speak properly. The boy will hear them first, and will try to shape...
Page 48 - ... life that went before, and to the life that is to come after, such as has raised the pity and terror of men ever since they began to discern between will and destiny. But these things are often unknown to the world ; for there is much pain that is quite noiseless ; and vibrations that make human agonies are often a mere whisper in the roar of hurrying existence.
Page 158 - It is a companion which no misfortune can depress, no clime destroy, no enemy alienate, no despotism enslave; at home, a friend; abroad, an introduction; in solitude, a solace; in society, an ornament. It chastens vice, it guides virtue, it gives at once a grace and government to genius. Without it, what is man? A splendid slave, a reasoning savage...
Page 150 - ... diseases. Insanity has accordingly become a strictly medical study, and- its treatment a branch of medical practice. Still, it is all too true that, notwithstanding we know much, and are day by day learning more, of the physiology of the nervous system, we are only on the threshold of the study of it as an instrument subserving mental function.
Page 180 - ... as do a hundred temporary tricks of voice and gesture in boys and girls. But if after a year or two the malady remains (and it will hardly remain without becoming worse), the only remedy is a scientific cure. Meanwhile, anything like fear of bodily punishment, or even capriciousness in his teacher's temper and rules, will surely confirm the bad habit. If he is uncertain of the consequences of his own acts ; if he...
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Page 16 - Stammering, the inability to produce certain sounds, or the substitution of one sound for another." I quote from another authority : " Stammering is the result of a functional disorder of that portion of the brain which presides over the faculty of speech.
Page 147 - The habit of viewing mind as an intangible entity or incorporeal essence, which science inherited from theology, prevented men from subjecting its phenomena to the same method of investigation as other natural phenomena ; its disorders were thought to be an incomprehensible affliction and, in accordance with the...

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