Catalogue of human crania, in the collection of the Academy of natural sciences of Philadelphia: based upon the third edition of Dr. Morton’s “Catalogue of skulls”

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Title

Catalogue of human crania, in the collection of the Academy of natural sciences of Philadelphia: based upon the third edition of Dr. Morton’s “Catalogue of skulls”

Subject

Morton, Samuel George, 1799-1851
Meigs, James Aitken, 1829-1879
Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia
Craniology
Craniometry

Description

James Aitken Meigs was the curator at Academy of Natural Sciences (ANSP). Meigs was responsible for the care of Morton's crania collection after citizens of Philadelphia raised enough funds to keep the Mortonian collection in the city. He conducted his own research on the collection and publish an updated version of the catalog previously created by Morton. An explanatory note in the beginning of the catalog explains how the collection was able to remain part of ANSP through the generous monetary donation from forty-two men.

Abstract

James Aitken Meigs updated publication about Morton's human crania collection.

Creator

Meigs, James Aitken, 1829-1879

Date Created

1857

Contributor

Morton, Samuel George, 1799-1851

Rights

The Harvard Medical Library does not hold copyright on all the materials in the collection. For use information, contact the Warren Anatomical Museum Curator at chm@hms.harvard.edu

Access Rights

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Is Part Of

Countway Library Rare Books, 2.E.6. Countway Library of Medicine, Center for the History of Medicine.

Format

text

Extent

3 pages

Language

English

Type

text

Identifier

BoneBox_Morton_007_ref

Files

BoneBox_Morton_007_ref.pdf

Citation

Meigs, James Aitken, 1829-1879 , “Catalogue of human crania, in the collection of the Academy of natural sciences of Philadelphia: based upon the third edition of Dr. Morton’s “Catalogue of skulls”,” OnView, accessed June 21, 2024, https://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/items/show/25429.

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