Phrenology: the Science of the Mind, the Student's Enchyridion

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Title

Phrenology: the Science of the Mind, the Student's Enchyridion

Subject

Phrenology
Blackford, J. P.
Title pages

Description

Designed for students and a testament to the enduring interest in phrenology, this manual attempts to reconcile phrenology with anatomy and "to demonstrate the possibility of the accurate localisation of the phrenological organs in the brain, upon the external surface of the living head". The author, J. P. Blackford, was a past-president of the British Phrenological Society and active in its educational programs. According to his obituary, his head had a 22-inch circumference while the "shape of his brow indicated he was a keen and accurate observer, fond of detailed knowledge, and distinctly scientific in his methods of investigation. He was a penetrative reader of character, the study of human nature having a special fascination for him."

Abstract

Title page of Phrenology: the Science of the Mind, the Student's Enchyridion by James Peadern Blackford

Creator

Blackford, J. P.

Publisher

J. M. Severn

Date Created

1928

Rights

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Is Part Of

Boston Medical Library Rare Books Collection (2.F.75)

Format

text

Extent

excerpt (1 page)

Language

English

Type

text

Provenance

Purchased for the Boston Medical Library through the Oliver F. Wadsworth Fund, 1931

Files

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Citation

Blackford, J. P., “Phrenology: the Science of the Mind, the Student's Enchyridion,” OnView, accessed June 17, 2024, https://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/items/show/6180.