An Examination of Phrenology

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Title

An Examination of Phrenology

Subject

Phrenology
Sewall, Thomas, 1786 or 1787-1845
Marginalia
Excerpts

Description

While a professor of anatomy and physiology at Columbian College in Washington, D.C., Thomas Sewall published these two lectures to students—one of the earliest attacks on phrenological doctrine—based on his study of the brain's anatomical structure. The marginal notes in this copy of An Examination indicate a proponent of phrenology disagreed with Sewall's conclusions.

Abstract

An excerpt from Thomas Sewall's An Examination of Phrenology with marginalia

Creator

Sewall, Thomas, 1786 or 1787-1845

Publisher

James S. Hodson

Date Created

1838

Rights

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Access Rights

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Is Part Of

Boston Medical Library Rare Books Collection (BF885 .L4 S8 1838)

Format

text

Extent

excerpt (2 pages)

Language

English

Type

text

Provenance

From the Collections of the Boston Medical Library

Files

sewall.jpg

Citation

Sewall, Thomas, 1786 or 1787-1845, “An Examination of Phrenology,” OnView: Digital Collections & Exhibits, accessed December 14, 2018, https://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/items/show/6169.

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