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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 the sciences. 

  • - - - A. R. WALLACE, LL.D., F.R.S., O.M., "The Wonderful Century"
  • 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 Brain"
  • (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"
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