Phrenological diagrams

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Title

Phrenological diagrams

Subject

Mind, phrenology

Description

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 Kaspar Spurzheim. In the 19th century, British and American practitioners flourished and followers multiplied, although it also gained early critics. Combe brought the theory to the British middle classes, selling thousands of copies of books.  

Creator

George Combe

Source

Elements of Phrenology

Date

1824

Contributor

Naveen Kamath

Format

Text

Language

English

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Mind, anatomy, phrenology

Files

AA5Actual.jpg

Citation

George Combe, “Phrenological diagrams,” Enlightenmens, accessed August 9, 2022, http://enlightenmens.lmc.gatech.edu/items/show/981.

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