Franz Joseph Gall, Dr. der Arzneykunst zu Wien

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Title

Franz Joseph Gall, Dr. der Arzneykunst zu Wien

Subject

Gall, F. J. (Franz Joseph), 1758-1828
Portraits
Rahl (artist)
Laurens (engraver)

Description

A controversial figure even in his own lifetime, Viennese physician Franz Joseph Gall (1758-1828) may properly be considered the father of phrenology, although Gall himself never used that term, and phrenology as we think of it was far removed from Gall's work on the brain and nervous system. As early as the 1790s, Gall was developing theories on the anatomy and function of the parts of the brain. In 1805, with a student and follower, J. G. Spurzheim, Gall embarked on a long lecture tour of Europe, visiting prisons and asylums as well. After settling in Paris in 1807, he began his major work on cerebral function. In 1810 the first volume of Anatomie et Physiologie du Système Nerveux appeared—one of the first and still impressive accounts of the structure and dissection of the human brain. It and the successive volume were written in conjunction with his assistant, Johann Gaspar Spurzheim.

Abstract

Portrait of Franz Joseph Gall (1758-1828), painted by Rahl and engraved by Laurens.

Creator

Rahl

Date

1800, circa

Contributor

Laurens (engraver)

Rights

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Access Rights

Access to the original work depicted requires advance notice. Contact Public Services at chm@hms.harvard.edu for additional information

Is Part Of

Portrait Collection, box 53, f. 24, Portrait no. 2058.10

Format

image

Extent

1 portrait

Type

still image

Provenance

From the Collections of the Boston Medical Library

Files

gall.jpg

Collection

Citation

Rahl, “Franz Joseph Gall, Dr. der Arzneykunst zu Wien,” OnView: Digital Collections & Exhibits, accessed December 16, 2019, https://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/items/show/6183.

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