Entry on Johann Gaspar Spurzheim in Descriptive Catalogue of the Warren Anatomical Museum, volume one

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Title

Entry on Johann Gaspar Spurzheim in Descriptive Catalogue of the Warren Anatomical Museum, volume one

Subject

Spurzheim, J. G. (Johann Gaspar), 1776-1832
Shurtleff, Nathaniel B. (Nathaniel Bradstreet), 1810-1874
Warren Anatomical Museum
Skull
Phrenology
Pseudoscience

Description

The entry notes the cataloged skull of Johann Gaspar Spurzheim donated in 1848. Originally, the skull had been part of the Boston Phrenological Society, an organization founded on Spurzheim's birthday to continue the practice of Phrenology. The organization shortly ended after a lose in followers and finances. Spurzheim's skull is cataloged under the number 1125 and then later changed to 3562 after the Warren Anatomical Museum re-cataloged their collection to be categorically instead of chronological.

Abstract

Description of Johann Gaspar Spurzheim in the Warren Anatomical Museum Manuscript Catalogue, Volume One.

Creator

Shurtleff, Nathaniel B. (Nathaniel Bradstreet), 1810-1874 or would it be JBS?

Date Created

1868-1870

Rights

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Access Rights

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Is Part Of

Warren Anatomical Museum Records, Series 00012: II. Collection Registration Records, 1835-1996, undated., 1835-1996,r, box 13

Is Referenced By

Format

text

Extent

1 Descriptive Catalog (1 page)

Language

English

Type

text

Identifier

00012_013_007_ref

Scripto

Transcription

1125. 3562. Original cast of the cranium of Dr. Spurzheim; taken by Dr. S., and presented by him to the College of Museum. -1848- Dr. Nathaniel B. Shurtleff

Files

00012_013_007_ref.pdf

Citation

Shurtleff, Nathaniel B. (Nathaniel Bradstreet), 1810-1874 or would it be JBS?, “Entry on Johann Gaspar Spurzheim in Descriptive Catalogue of the Warren Anatomical Museum, volume one,” OnView, accessed June 21, 2024, https://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/items/show/25409.

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