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The definition of Phrenology as defined in the Webster's Academic Dictionary, circa 1895.

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This object is a modern facial goniometer that measures the skull. Skull mesuresments were used to assume certain chacteristics based on the principles of phrenology. This object is accompied by a worksheet intended for 8th or 9th grade students to…

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A plaster mold of the head of William Burke after his public execution in 1829 for the "anatomy murders." Burke was named by his accomplices as the head of the body-snatching, black-market trade that supplied the Edinburgh's medical school with…

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Depiction from Samuel Morton's 19th century phrenological study of North and South American aboriginals

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A mannequin photographed at different angles to say different aspects of the mannequins thoughts.

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HINTS ABOUT PHRENOLOGY.
EXPLANATIONS OF THE PLATE.
The head is divided by phrenologists into four regions-viz. occipital, the back part-lateral, the side-frontal, the forehead-sincipital, the top, or crown of the head
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From Ladies Magazine Vol 6, 1833.
HINTS ABOUT PHRENOLOGY.
EXPLANATIONS OF THE PLATE.
The head is divided by phrenologists into four regions-viz. occipital, the back part-lateral, the side-frontal, the forehead-sincipital, the top, or crown of the…

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This depicts the brain split into 33 parts or organs that contain qualities such as hope and wit.

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It gives a visual depiction of the different aspects of the mind, something that was still being understood during this time period. The theory was founded in late 18th century Germany by the physiologist Franz Joseph Gall and the physician Johann…
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