Some Phrenology Resources on the Internet
- Mind, Brain, and
Adaptation: the Localization of Cerebral Function.
One of the chapters of the excellent "Mind and Body: René Descartes to William James", a book
by Robert H. Wozniak, from the Bryn Mawr College. It reviews toroughly the historical role of Gall and phrenology
in the history of the neurosciences.
Functions of the Brain: Gall to Ferrier (1808-1886)
The distilled version of Prof. Robert M. Young's (from the Centre for
Psychotherapeutic Studies, University of Shefield, UK) doctoral dissertation on the history of cerebral localization
It was published in Isis 59: 251-68,
- Gall and Phrenology: Speculation
versus Observation versus Experiment
The first chapter of Prof. Robert M. Young's book on "Mind, Brain and Adaptation in the Nineteenth Century: Cerebral Localization and Its Biological
Context from Gall to Ferrier", published in 1970, which according
to the author, has inspired Prof. Wozniak's book cited above. See also another chapter on the same book: Herbert Spencer: Phrenology, Evolutionary
Associationism and Cerebral Localization. This and other publications
written by Prof. Young are available in his excellent On-Line Archives oh the Internet.
- Phrenology Resources
The most complete site on phrenology on the Internet, developed in Belgium
and Race in Nineteenth-Century England
A fascinating analysis of the role of phrenology and racism in Victorian times, specially against the Irish...
- Inside Nick's Head
A clickable map of a phrenology head, but with tongue-in-cheek remarks
- Lombroso Home Page
Curiously, there is very few material on Lombroso on the Internet. This is a simple homepage on the man.
- George Combe's Elements
The full text of a classical textbook on the subject
the History of Brain Localization"
By: Renato M.E. Sabbatini, PhD
In: Brain & Mind,