This section is from the book "The Home Hand-Book of Domestic Hygiene and Rational Medicine. Volume 2.", by J. H. Kellogg, M.D.. Also available from Amazon: The Home Hand-Book of Domestic Hygiene and Rational Medicine, Volume 2.
The treatment of aphasia consists chiefly in the treatment of the cause from which it arises. Unfortunately, this cannot always be removed, so that in many cases complete recovery is impossible. However, much benefit may often be derived from a persevering effort to cultivate the speech organs of the opposite side of the brain, which may, in many cases, by long effort be developed to a considerable degree of utility. In order to accomplish this, it is often necessary to pursue a course of systematic instruction, beginning with the letters of the alphabet, the names and significance of which must be learned as in first learning to read. The application of electricity, both galvanic and faradic, to the tongue and muscles of the throat is a remedy of considerable value. Functional aphasia can be entirely cured by relief of the difficulty upon which it depends.