Crania Americana,; or, a comprative view of the skulls of various aborigional nations of North and South America. To which is prefixed as eassy on the varieties of the human species.

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Title

Crania Americana,; or, a comprative view of the skulls of various aborigional nations of North and South America. To which is prefixed as eassy on the varieties of the human species.

Subject

Morton, Samuel George, 1799-1851
Craniology
Craniometry
South America
North America
Combe, George, 1788-1858

Description

This is the collective comparative study of Morton's initial conclusion on variances between different races. Morton believed there were five races: Caucasian, Mongolian, Malay, American, and Ethiopian. The back of the book contains an appendix written by phrenologist, George Combe. Additionally, plate drawings of the crania can be found in the back of book. The copy of the book had been a gift from Morton himself. On the first preliminary page is the inscription "To John C. Warren Md. with the author's Sincere regards. Philadelphia Jan. 4. 1839."

Abstract

Samuel George Morton's published research on his human crania collection.

Creator

Morton, Samuel George, 1799-1851
Combe, George, 1788-1858

Date Created

1857

Is Part Of

Countway Medicine Rare Books P.6776
Oversized ff GN 90 M84 copy 2 (there are three copies with this call # but copy 2 is the one Morton gave to Warren

Format

text

Language

English

Type

text

Identifier

BoneBox_Morton_006_ref

Scripto

Transcription

To John C. Warren Md.
with the author's
Sincere regards.
Philadelphia Jan. 4. 1839.

Files

BoneBox_Morton_006_ref.pdf

Citation

Morton, Samuel George, 1799-1851 and Combe, George, 1788-1858, “Crania Americana,; or, a comprative view of the skulls of various aborigional nations of North and South America. To which is prefixed as eassy on the varieties of the human species.,” OnView, accessed June 21, 2024, https://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/items/show/25424.

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