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a now abandoned study of the shape of skull as indicative of the strengths of different faculties

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The day will also feature many examples of 19th century medical history, with costumed historians depicting medical experts of the period, including a traveling dentist and a phrenologist.
In the Old Catacombs of Mexico and Peru, cranial distortions are found which would set at defiance the profoundest phrenologist who ever undertook to measure the human intellect with a pair of compasses .
But leaving this hint to operate as it may with the phrenologists, I would merely assume the spinal theory for a moment, in reference to the Sperm Whale's hump.
In fact, it is a recommendation from a mid-nineteenth-century German police expert who had absorbed the theories of phrenologists.
The thorough-bred wanderer's idiosyncracy I presume to be a composition of what phrenologists call "inhabitiveness" and "locality" equally and largely developed.
By Kathleen Hom Nineteenth-century phrenologists believed that the shape and size of various parts of the brain, as reflected in a personAAEs skull, determined personality.
It is an indisputable but conveniently overlooked fact that trait-and-factor career counseling was widely practiced in the United States at least 35 years before Frank Parsons provided this service and that the practitioners were phrenologists.
These included phrenologists, herbalists, hydropaths, lay midwives, spiritual healers and purveyors of home remedies and patent medicines (Martyr 2002).
Various skull shapes and sizes were pored over by nineteenth and early twentieth century phrenologists placing origins throughout the Pacific and into Asia, South Asia, Arabia, and North Africa.
Moreover, some contemporary findings--there is evidence, for instance, that some minor mouth deformities indicate uterine trauma and are correlated with violent behaviour--may suggest that the phrenologists were right in principle and merely mistaken on detail.
Eighteenth century phrenologists regarded the cerebellum as the site of sexual instinct (Young 47-49).
Nineteenth-century phrenologists mapped the brain, assigning physical locations, or bumps on the skull, to such mental attributes as conscience and benevolence.
People consulted phrenologists about whom to employ, marriage choice, education, and child-rearing practices (figure 1).
For example, she regards the 19thcentury Christian phrenologists as pioneer integrators and uses the Christian phrenology movement to understand 20thcentury Christian psychologies.
Phrenologists split the functions of the brain into the intellectual function and the affective, or emotional function.