Origin of phrenology
Examples from the Web for phrenologist
Dr. Allen, a Phrenologist, gave us a short lecture this morning and examined a few heads, mine among them.The Life and Work of Susan B. Anthony (Volume 1 of 2)|Ida Husted Harper
But one day Mrs. Guinness had brought him in, being a phrenologist, to "feel Kitty's head."
Was it a phrenologist strung y'u with the notion y'u was a cure for lonesomeness?Wyoming, a Story of the Outdoor West|William MacLeod Raine
My mother said it was inside and that the phrenologist meant I must be a good boy.Confessions of Boyhood|John Albee
George Combe, philosopher and phrenologist, studied especially social institutions.Great Britain and the American Civil War|Ephraim Douglass Adams
1815, literally "mental science," from phreno- + -logy "study of." Applied to the theory of mental faculties originated by Gall and Spurzheim that led to the 1840s mania for reading personality clues in the shape of one's skull and the "bumps" of the head. Related: Phrenological; phrenologist.