" STAMMERING-SCHOOLS " 2 79 were also awarded numerous medals and diplo- mas at fairs and exhibitions, Colombat, for his ridiculous and pirated methods, was accorded the Monthyon prize by the French Academy. Medals and diplomas for worthless systems of "curing" stammering are almost as numerous as the worthless systems themselves. To the average person these guerdons would betoken indubitable merit in the method of treatment; but to one cognizant of the facts they usually imply nothing more than com- mercial enterprise in the recipient. And now we can consider testimonials from stam- merers themselves. At the outset we may reject all testimonials that do not attest a positive cure, or that record fluency in speech "when the instructions are strictly fol- lowed."— "It gives me great pleasure to testify to the excellence of your System for the Cure of Stammering. I have derived great benefit from the course of instruction which I have received from you. In my estimation, the worst stammerer may be cured, provided, your rules are strictly adhered to," "I feel quite sure that if the pupil will only carry out your simple rules, he will soon get cured. '"The system could not possibly be easier." "My daughter practises the exercises with much profit I hope very soon to see her perfectly cured," " I am still getting on famously."