56 SYSTEMS OF TREATING STAMMERING
The direct attack (under such sobriquets as "voice-
accumulation,^ " shock of the glottis," etc.) is at times
advocated as a sort of general remedy for stammering.
It is usually a general aggravant — at least of the
physical manifestations of the defect.
Two diabolical strategems are occasionally recom-
mended to the stammerer for opening the trouble-
some glottis. One consists in inhaling before every
word in the sentence, and the other consists in throw-
ing back the head with every word that occasions diffi-
culty. Comment on these measures is unnecessary.