Origin of phrenology
Examples from the Web for phrenology
It was a most interesting and satisfactory experiment, as an illustration of phrenology.Pencillings by the Way|N. Parker Willis
It has been said that Doctor Caldwell was the first person of note to take up the study of Phrenology in this country.
That Phrenology does this, and more, it is the purpose of this lecture to show.How to Become Rich|William Windsor
But the pseudo-sciences, phrenology and the rest, seem to me only appeals to weak minds and the weak points of strong ones.Medical Essays|Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
There was also a blind-fold professor of phrenology, who examined heads at fifteen cents per cranium.When Life Was Young|C. A. Stephens
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.