Death of Dr. Spurzheim

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Title

Death of Dr. Spurzheim

Subject

Spurzheim, J. G. (Johann Gaspar), 1776-1832
Phrenology
Obituaries

Description

This unsigned obituary is one of several articles devoted to J. G. Spurzheim printed in The Boston Medical and Surgical Journal at this time. Note the prominent medical figures, including Drs. John Collins Warren, James Jackson, Walter Channing, and George Parkman, who were associated with Spurzheim’s burial at Mount Auburn Cemetery. James Jackson, who attended Spurzheim at his death, concluded that the cause of death was a fever, and John Collins Warren performed the autopsy. The unusual size and weight of Spurzheim’s brain proved a source of interest and comment. or the complete text of the obituary and a related article on the remains of Spurzheim, click here.

Abstract

Obituary of Johann Gaspar Spurzheim found in The Boston Medical and Surgical Journal following his death in 1832

Creator

Unknown

Date Created

1832 November 14

Rights

The Boston Medical Library does not hold copyright on all materials in this collection. For use information, consult Public Services at chm@hms.harvard.edu

Access Rights

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Is Part Of

Boston Medical Library Rare Books Collection, The Boston Medical and Surgical Journal v. 6-7 (1832-1833)

Format

text

Extent

excerpt (1 page)

Language

English

Type

text

Provenance

From the collections of the Boston Medical Library

Files

spurzheimobit.jpg

Citation

Unknown, “Death of Dr. Spurzheim,” OnView, accessed February 22, 2024, https://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/items/show/6166.

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