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The "science" of phrenology had its own publication...
Item # 664089
June 1, 1866
AMERICAN PHRENOLOGICAL JOURNAL, & LIFE ILLUSTRATED, New York, February, 1865
* Uncommon title
Phrenology is a theory stating that the personality traits of a person can be derived from the shape of the skull. Although holding no validity today, it was a popular science in the mid-19th century and this periodical focused on it.
The ftpg. has prints of: "Great Surgeons of the World" with a phrenological analysis of them. Several more inside as well as noted in the photos.
The issue is complete in 32 pages, 9 1/4 by 11 1/2 inches, very nice condition.
Category: Post-Civil War