Phrenological Chart within the John Wanless papers

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Phrenological Chart within the John Wanless papers
Chart made of card

Donated by Miss Mary Tansley, 1957
Museum number 1957-423-54

Phrenology was a pseudo-science that was popular in the 19th century. It was supposed to measure the character by measuring the shape of a patient's head. This Phrenological Chart was the reading of Dr. John Wanless. It is pribted in black ink on an off-white card, with hand writing in faded ink on the reverse. On the observe it is headed 'Phrenological Chart; measured by the Phrenometer' with lists of supposed findings beneath.

Phrenological Chart within the John Wanless papers
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