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M. Malebouche, of Paris. Later, through the interven-
tion of Mr, Cox-Barnet, American consul at Paris,
M. Malebouche purchased his release from his pledge
of secrecy. He thereupon communicated the method
j ;if ;                     to the Academic des Sciences (1827), and had the sys-

j Jjj                     tern described by M. Magendie in the latter's article

t 'Ji '                     "B6gaiement/J in the Dictionnaire de               d de

Chirurgie* Later Malebouche himself published an
article on the subject in the Dktwnnaire d In Con-
versation et de la Lecture , and finally wrote his ** Prcxs
sur. les Causes du B6gaiemcnt et sur Ics Moyen de le

All of this may seem irrelevant, but we are dealing

again with a method that has numerous modern
inventors, and that threatens (in America, at least)
to come once more into prominence,
Concerning the Leigh theory t Maleboucht*        : *

"The observations giving rise to the method were &s fol-

lows : Persons that speak fluently have the tongue conauuitiy
applied to the palatine arch; stammerers, on the contrary,
have the tongue continually in the lower part of the mouth,
The stammerer must therefore execute two movement* in order
to articulate  one to raise the tongue and the outlet for
the elementary sound, and the other to modify this *oun<i*
Herein the stammerer resembles a lutist that             to place

his fingers on the stops while playing his instrument "* thft modi-
fying movements do not correspond to those                 far

the production of the elementary sounds,   These          have

1 "Pr$d sur les causes du Mgaiemeat/1 pp. 10 1