Last update: 1999-11-27
Some Quotations About Phrenology
Phrenology is a true science. Step by step the result of observation upon
the connection between development and function. In the coming century,
Phrenology will assuredly attain general importance. It will prove itself
to be the true science of mind. Its practical uses in education, in self-discipline,
in the reformatory treatment of criminals and in the remedial treatment
of the insane will give it one of the highest places in the hierarchy of
- - - A. R. WALLACE, LL.D., F.R.S., O.M., "The Wonderful
I never knew I had an inventive talent until Phrenology told me so. I was
a stranger to myself until then!
- - -Thomas Alva EDISON
I look upon Phrenology as the guide to philosophy and the handmaid of Christianity.
Whoever disseminates true Phrenology is a public benefactor.
- - -Horace MANN
The caracteriological diagnosis is a joy and a power throughout life
- - - Prof. Paul BOUTS
Phrenology is always criticised by those who never studied the science,
using rather obscure reasonings and aprioristic statements
- - - Dr. DESCURET, "La Medecine des Passions"
No subject has ever been so thoroughly misrepresented, even by learned
men of acknowledged authority, and no author has ever been so libelled
and with such malice as Gall, and this notwithstanding the fact that there
is not one man of scientific repute who has written anything which would
indicate that he examined Gall's chief works.
- - - Dr. Bernard HOLLANDER, "The Mental Function of the
(Phrenology), in the opinion of our scientists, has been dead and buried
long ago. What they have in their minds is the popular expression by 'professional'
character readers, not the scientific observations made by Gall ...
- - - Dr. Bernard HOLLANDER, "ThePsychology of Misconduct,
Vice and Crime"