Receipt for Spurzheim's cranium from the Boston Phrenological Society

Subject

Phrenology
Warren Anatomical Museum
Boston Phrenological Society
Warren, John Collins, 1778-1856 (author)
Spurzheim, J. G. (Johann Gaspar), 1776-1832
Receipts (financial records)

Description

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.

Abstract

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

Creator

Warren, John Collins, 1842-1927

Date Created

1850 February 04

Rights

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Access Rights

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Is Part Of

Warren Library of the Harvard Medical Library (1.Mw.1921.W)

Format

text

Extent

1 note

Language

English

Type

text

Provenance

Gift of Dr. Paul Yakovlev to the Harvard Medical Library, 1956

Files

Collection

Citation

Warren, John Collins, 1842-1927, “Receipt for Spurzheim's cranium from the Boston Phrenological Society,” Center for the History of Medicine: OnView, accessed October 23, 2017, http://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/items/show/6168.

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