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Master of Music (MM)
In this research we are concerning ourselves with the problem of the validity of tests. What is accomplished in measuring ones intelligence and how does this effect his study of music? Is there a connection between music and the other subjects in his curriculum? If there is a connection and tests are of great value to us then we are justified in saying that a child can study music because he has a high "I. Q." But then what of the many children with a low "I. Q.?" Couldn't music be of benefit to them? Perhaps in many cases music may be the very study that they need to help them in their particular mental disease.
Goucher, Russell E., "The Effect of Music on Mental Deficiency" (1939). Graduate Thesis Collection. Paper 146.