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The Basic Elements of Phrenology (1825)

The basic elements of phrenology, physiognomy and palmistry, with diagrams of heads and hands, and portraits of historical figures. Color lithograph, late 19th century.

Phrenology is a pseudoscience which involves the measurement of bumps on the skull to predict mental traits.

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