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Phrenology


Phrenology, developed by Franz Joseph Gall, is the study of the relationship that was thought to exist between the size and shape of the human skull and the mental faculties and personality. It was held that such a relationship was evidenced with the examination of the appearance of the skull. A.G.H.


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