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Medical Anatomy Medicine Phrenology Human Skull Antique Print


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No.8 Medical Anatomy Schadellehre (Phrenology)-Naturwissenschaft (Science) Antique Print

Phrenologhy is the study is a pseudomedicine primarily focused on measurements of the human skull, based on the concept that the brain is the organ of the mind, and that certain brain areas have localized, specific functions or modules.

Original copper-plate etching, hand coloured. Key to the numbered areas of the brain in german supplied.

Published Germany, c.1820

Size of image = 19.5 x 24cm

Condition = Printed on "Wove Paper": The first paper making machine was invented in France in the late 1700’s by Nicholas Louis Robert and later developed by Henry Fourdrinier in the early 1800’s. Instead of using crossing wires, as in the original "Laid Paper", wove paper was made in a mould covered by a very fine woven mesh of thousands of brass wires. This made a much smoother paper sheet. In addition a roller was added to further smooth the surface of the paper sheet. Early wove paper was still made from cotton fibers, and was of high quality. Consistent discolouration throughout.

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