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Derived from lectures to students of speech therapy, The Basic Neurology of Speech is directed to them, medical students, and other professionals. Its twelve chapters survey aphasia, cerebral dominance, apraxia, agnosia, dysarthria, dysphonia, and developmental and specific neurological disorders. Although the text is not annotated, a selected bibliography of books published within the past 10 years is provided.
The authors never specify what they mean by the "basic neurology" of speech. How language disorders relate to altered brain mechanisms or how the clinician may define the underlying neurological deficit are not considered. Comprehension of the nature of the deficit in
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The Basic Neurology of Speech.. Ann Intern Med. 1971;75:154. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-75-1-154_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1971;75(1):154.
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