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The Split Between Gall and Spurzheim (1813–1818) (2017)


An acerbic footnote in Volume 3 (1818) of the five-volume great work of Franz Joseph Gall and Johann Gaspar Spurzheim, Anatomy and Physiology of the Nervous System in General and of the Brain in Particular with Observations on the Possibility of Understanding the Many Moral and Intellectual Dispositions of Man and Animals by the Configuration of Their Heads, marked the end of the collaboration between Gall, the founder of organologie, and Spurzheim, promoter of phrenology. We discuss the background of this note and the nature of the rift that marked the end of Gall and Spurzheim’s collaboration.

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Authors & Contributors
Eling, Paul
Finger, Stanley
Dumont, Franz
Mann, Gunter
Wenzel, Manfred
van Wyhe, John
Journal of the History of the Neurosciences
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Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences
History of Psychology
Physis: Rivista Intemazionale di Storia della Scienza
University of California, Berkeley
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Brain localization
Gall, Franz Joseph
Spurzheim, Johann Kaspar
Soemmerring, Samuel Thomas von
Combe, George
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von
Loder, Justus Christian von
Great Britain
Central Europe: Germany, Austria, Switzerland
19th century
18th century
17th century
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