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The Talking Deaf Man – Johann Konrad Ammann (1669-1724)

By H Dominic W Stiles, on 14 May 2020

Johann Konrad Ammann (1669-1724), a Swiss doctor, produced one of the earliest books on a method of teaching a born Deaf person to speak.   The book, Surdus Loquens, was published in 1692, then translated into English a year later.

The Action on Hearing Loss copy really does have wooden boards, leather covered and with a bite out of the lower right of the front cover.

Amman 1 001You can read the whole (short) book on the wonderful Project Gutenberg.

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