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Decades-Old Stuttering Case Goes to Court

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Decades-Old Stuttering Case Goes to Court

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Decades-Old Stuttering Case Goes to Court

Decades-Old Stuttering Case Goes to Court

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An Iowa judge will hear motions in a case that began more than 60 years ago in a state-run orphanage. As part of a university study into the origins of stuttering, orphans who spoke normally were told that they were stutterers. It was a short experiment, lasting just several weeks, but lawyers representing the orphans say it had devastating results. NPR's Greg Allen reports.