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194 SYSTEMS OF TREATING STAMMERING
The author continues:
*"When this book goes forth, its secrets are no longer his.
When the First Edition is sold, he will count himself paid for
his property, so far as Dollars go, and henceforth he will help
any who buy the Book to qualify as Teachers of the System.
There's room for Thousands and there are Millions of money
Let the reader note the full significance of this last
paragraph, and picture to himself the unlimited man-
baiting in which these new slot-machine stutter-
doctors would indulge.
But to the book! On the title-page we read:
"THE METHOD AND MATTER IN THIS BOOK NOT
FOUND IN ANY OTHER BOOK. EVERY PAGE, PAR-
AGRAPH AND PRINCIPLE ENTIRELY NEW."
Among other persons, the book is dedicated —
" To Mothers, who, in a serious sense of their responsibili-
ties, would love to qualify themselves to prevent and cure, in
their own dear children, any defect of speech that may in-
trude itself among them, to hinder their education and keep
them back in life. With this book in the Home, Mothers will
be able to ' nip in the bud ' every rising impediment — ready
with club in hand to kill the little snakes before they grow to
be big' rattlers.'"
The Method can be applied to all classes of defects
and infirmities—to stammering, lisping, " tongue-tied
talking," " baby-talking/' paralyzed tongues, hare-lip