Receipt for Spurzheim's cranium from the Boston Phrenological Society
Warren Anatomical Museum
Boston Phrenological Society
Warren, John Collins, 1778-1856 (author)
Spurzheim, J. G. (Johann Gaspar), 1776-1832
Receipts (financial records)
In 1850, after some years of dormancy, the Boston Phrenological Society's collection of casts and skulls was sold to Dr. John Collins Warren and later added to the specimens of the Warren Anatomical Museum at Harvard Medical School. This is Dr. Warren's receipt for the collection, which included the skulls of Spurzheim and John Roberton, a Scottish physician and follower of phrenology, who wished his skull to remain beside Spurzheim's.
Receipt by Dr. John Collins Warren (1778-1856) acknowledging the acquisition from the Boston Phrenological Society of the skulls of Johann Gaspar Spurzheim and John Roberton
Warren, John Collins, 1842-1927
1850 February 04
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Warren Library of the Harvard Medical Library (1.Mw.1921.W)
Gift of Dr. Paul Yakovlev to the Harvard Medical Library, 1956
Warren, John Collins, 1842-1927, “Receipt for Spurzheim's cranium from the Boston Phrenological Society,” Center for the History of Medicine: OnView, accessed January 20, 2018, http://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/items/show/6168.
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