Observations on the size of the brain in various races and families of man

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Title

Observations on the size of the brain in various races and families of man

Subject

Morton, Samuel George, 1799-1851
Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia
Craniology
Craniometry

Description

A four page pamphlet by Samuel George Morton from the October 1849 Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences. Morton determined a "relative size of the brain in various races" based on the internal measurement of 623 human crania through cubic inches. A table is provided with his findings; however, he leaves out the measurements of "children, idiots and mixed races." Morton notes other aspects where his sample size lacks representation of particular groups.

Abstract

Samuel George Morton's pamphlet about the relative size of a human brain.

Creator

Morton, Samuel George, 1799-1851

Publisher

Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia

Date Created

October 1849

Is Part Of

Countway Medicine Rare Books RD628 D38 1857 no 8

Format

text

Language

English

Type

text

Identifier

TBD

Citation

Morton, Samuel George, 1799-1851, “Observations on the size of the brain in various races and families of man,” OnView, accessed June 21, 2024, https://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/items/show/25423.