202 SYSTEMS OF TREATING STAMMERING Our author devotes a chapter to inveighing against "false and fakish" and "mongrel" methods. He de- plores the fact that "just anybody will do for a • Pro- fessor' or 'Principal.'" His judgment is that "Brass, more than brains, qualifies," in which opinion the reader will doubtless concur. He says that so-called "Cures for Stammering" are tricks and devices for "deceiving the incredulous"(!), and holds that they should not be classed with the Only Method. "All other methods," he declares, "are but schemes of robbery." And now the peroration: " It is the Author's fond hope and confident belief, that in this Manual he has but laid well and deep the solid foundation for a structure of imposing magnificence, in the coming years, after others shall have contributed their thought and labor and skill, to a Department of popular and polite education, that, hitherto, has been shamefully, if not, exclusively, in the hands, and under the tutelage, of quacklets and charlatans. "The revelations that go out with the issuance of this novel Monograph will set men to thinking in right lines, about the Physiology and Psychology and Pathology and Practical Execution of Speech. The thousand and one guesses as to the CAUSE of stammering and other imperfections of speech will give way to the ONE CAUSE of all, as it has been proven and given out in the foregoing pages. " Spurious methods have had their day. " This Book dates the birth of a New Science and a New Art, and bequeaths to the Schools and Colleges and Universities of our Country, first, and of the whole World, in the near future, a New and Needed Department of Education.