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Originally appearing in Volume V25, Page 20 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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SICARD, ROCH-AMBROISE CUCURRON (1742-1822), French abbe and instructor of deaf-mutes, was born at Le Fousseret, Haute-Garonne, on the 20th of September 1742. Educated as a priest, he was made principal of a school of deaf-mutes at Bordeaux in 1786, and in 1789, on the death of the Abbe de 1'Epee (see EPEE), succeeded him at Paris. His chief work was his Cours d'instruction d'un sourd-muet de naissance (1800). See DEAF AND DUMB. The Abbe Sicard managed to escape any serious harm in the political troubles of 1792, and became a member of the Institute in 1795, but the value of his educational work was hardly recognized till shortly before his death at Paris on the loth of May 1822.
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