Speech Evaluation in Medicine

Charles M. Poser, MD
JAMA. 1982;247(7):1050. doi:10.1001/jama.1982.03320320074042.
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This excellent, even exciting volume fills a gap that has long been decried by physicians in many specialties— that between the speech pathologists, audiologists, speech behaviorists and other paramedical personnel, and the medical profession. This book clearly and unashamedly recognizes the value of the "medical model" when it is appropriately enmeshed with the other disciplines.

The editor has assembled a distinguished, mostly Western group of scientists who discuss with skill and clarity a wide variety of topics ranging from the audiology of laryngeal pathology to aphasias, with remarkably informative chapters on spastic dysphonia, speech and language during development, and the language of the aged, the demented, and the schizophrenic. It is a veritable smorgasbord of tasty morsels that will appeal to a large audience.

I can imagine this book being required for speech and hearing majors, but I regret to say that it is unlikely that it will be looked


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