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THE CAUSES AND CURE OF STAM- MERING. The following i. extracted from a paper, written by the late Dr. A. Coombe, on the causes and cure of this unpleasant impediment in the great gift of Nature—speech :— First. It is not unusual for a person who is perfectly fluent in conversation, and who has never before stammered, to become grievously affected with that impediment. The brain, the organ in man of the mind, is irregular in its impulse of the organs of speech, and a conflict results between the desire to speak well and the fear of speaking ill, or from consciousness of a paucity or a bad arrangement of the ideas, or a dearth of words. In every instance, the essential circumstance is a. conflict, or the absence of co-operation, among the active faculties, necessarily producing plurality instead of unity of nervous im- pulses. Secondly. A person who is unexpectedly beset by danger, stammers from head to foot, until the restora- tion of his presence of mind supplies a unity of pur- pose, and enables him to decide upon his course of action. Thirdly. The effects of wine and spirituous liquors prove the influence of the brain in the production and cure of stammering. A person who is sad, silent, and spiritless, on being moderately excited by wine, be- comes gay, talkative, and witty. If he drink to excess, his mind becomes embarrassed, and his intellects dis- turbed. The muscles, subjected to the guidance of a will which is without power, contract feebly, and the most marked stammering is the result. According to this view, the cure of stammering consists of bringing the vocal muscles into harmonious action by determined and patient exercise. The oppo- site emotions, so generally productive of stammering, may, especially in early life, be gradually subjugated by a judicious moral treatment, by directing the at- tention of the child to the existence of these emotions as causes,—by inspiring him with confidence,-by ex- citing him resolutely to shun all attempts at pronun- ciation when feeling unable to command language, —by employing his tongue, when alone and free from motion, in talking and reading aloud for long periods of time, so as to abituate the muscles to simultaneous and systematic action.

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