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THE

PHRENOLOGICAL JOURNAL,

MAGAZINE OF MORAL SCIENCE,

FOR THE YEAR 1844.

VOL. XVII.

VOL. VXI. OF THE NEW SERIES.

Quiconque a une trop haute idée de la force et de la justesse de ses raisonne-
mers pour se croire obligé de les soumettre à une expérience mille et mille fois
répétée, ne perfectionnera jamais la physiologie du cerveau,—Gail.

The first business of philosophy is to account for things as they are; and till
our theories will do this, they ought not to be the ground of any practical con-
clusion.—Malihcs.

EDINBURGH:

MACLACHLAN, STEWART, & CO.;

SIMPKIN, MARSHALL, & CO., LONDON;

D. ROBERTSON, GLASGOW; AND

WILEY & PUTNAM, NEW YORK.

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PB1KTED BY HEILL AND COMPANY, EDINBURGH.

No. LXXVIII.

Sect. I. Miscellaneous Papers.

Page

1. Mr Hytche on the effects of School-flogging, . . 1

2. W. R. Lowe on the "New Organs" of Mr Spencer Hall, 8

3. Dr Kombst on the Application of Phrenology to History and

Politics, ....... 14

4. Mr Braid on the Phenomena of Phreno-Mesmerism, . . 18

5. Mr Combe's Phrenological Observations in Germany and Italy, 26

Sect. II. Cases And Facts.

1. Three cases of Homicidal Insanity:—

1. Case of a Danish Woman. By Dr Otto of Copenhagen, . 32

2. Case of an American Lady. By Dr Amakiah Brigham, . 33

3. Case of Mattos Lobo, a Portuguese, .... 33

2. Mr Hytche on the Cerebral Development of Conveyancing

Lawyers, ....... 37

3. Facts relative to Mesmerism. By Mr Charles Meymott, 38

4. Seven cases from the American Phrenological Journal, . 42-46

5. Case of Hysteria, with extreme acuteness of certain Senses.

Communicated by Sir G. S. Mackenzie, Bart., . . 47

Sect. III. Notices Of Books.

1. The German Phrenological Journal, No. III., . . .51

2. Harwood's Lecture on the object of the Sunday Lectures at

the Beaumont Square Philosophical Institution, London, 53

3. Sampson's Letter to Dr Forbes on the Treatment of Criminals, 58

4. Lang on Mesmerism, ...... 65

5. The British Medical Journals :—

1. The Medico-Chirurgical Review, .... 80

2. The Lancet, ...... 68

3. The Medical Times, ..... 88

4. The Edinburgh Medical and Surgical Journal, . . 92

6. Our Library Table :—

1. The Zoist, No. III., for October 1843, ... 93

2. The Phrenological Almanac, No. III., for 1844, . . 94

3. The Phrenological Library: Gall on the Functions of the Brain, 95

4. Spurzheim's Outlines of Phrenology, Glasgow Edition, . 96

5. The People's Edition of Dr Combe's Physiology applied to

Health and Education, ..... 96

6. The People's Phrenological Journal, Parts VIII. to XL, . 97

Sect. IV. Intelligence, &c.

Proceedings of the Phrenological Association, session of 1843—
Edinburgh — The Phrenological Society versus Dr Robert
Verity—Lectures on Phrenology — Lectures on Mesmero-
Phrenology—Proceedings of the Christian Phrenological So-
ciety—Sheffield Phrenological Society—Wolverhampton—
Lancaster Phrenological Society—Jamaica—Death of Dr

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4. Cases confirmatory of the Functions of the Anterior Lobes,

i Sect. III. Notices or Books.

1. Sweetser's Mental Hygiene,

2. Brande's Dictionary of Science, &c, Article Phrenology,

3. The Medical Journals :—

1. British and Foreign Medical Review,

2. Medical Gazette,

3. Lancet, .........

4. Medical Times,

4. Our Library Table:—

1. Dr Webster on the Statistics of Bethlem Hospital, .

2. Translation of Dr Gall on the Brain, Parts IV. and V.,

3. Dr Caldwell on Physical Education,

4. The Zoist, No. IV

5. The Illuminated Magazine, Nos. VII. and VIII.,

6. The Phreno-Magnet, Vol. I

Sect. IV. Intelligence, &c.

Aberdeen Alloa—Liverpool—Manchester: Mr Bally's Phrenolo-
gical Exhibition; Conversazioni at the Royal Institution;
Rev. J. W. Massie's Denunciation of Phrenology—Sheffield

Lectures on Phrenology in England; Lecture on the Brain

by Mr Solly—Lectures in Germany—Mr Simpson's Lectures
to the Working Classes —Baths—Mesmero-Phrenology_ in
Liverpool and Wolverhampton—The Phrenological Associa-
tion; Letter from Mr Sampson—Aberration in Appreciation
of Colours—Paris Phrenological Society—Bethlem Hospital—
Festivals in Lunatic Asylums—Death of Mr Thomas Higham

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—Lunatics in Ireland—Influence of Muscular Labour on
the Form of the Head—Demoralising Effects of Indigence—
Unfolding of Character—Cure of Religious Melancholy—Er-
rata—Books and Newspapers received—Notices to Corre-
spondents, 209-224

No. LXXX.

Sect. I. Miscellaneous Papers.

1. Mr Combe on the Application of Phrenology to the Fine Arrf

(Continued), & 225

2. Mr Hytche on the Imperfections of Phrenological Casts, . . 246

Remarks by the Editor on the same subject, . . . 251

Mr Butler's Directions for making Plaster Casts, . . . 251

3. Condition of the Insane Poor in Scotland, .... 253

4. Letter from Mr Simpson on Hypnotism, .... 260

5. Juvenile Delinquency—Prevention of Crime, .... 272

6. Mr W. R. Lowe on Mr Prideaux's Theory of Volition as the

Cause of Phreno-Mesmeric Manifestations, . . . 276

7. Facts against Mr Prideaux's " Fallacies of Phreno-Mesmerism,"

by Mr H. G. Atkinson, 287

Sect. II. Notices Op Books.

1. Guy's Principles of Forensic Medicine, Part II., . . . 289

2. Dr Castle's Phrenological Analysis of the Character of Kerner, 296

3. Sweetser's Mental Hygiene, Edinburgh edition, . . . 301

4. Reports of Mr Simpson's Lectures to the Working Classes of

Edinburgh, 303

Sect. III. Intelligence, &c.

Dr Gall (with a Plate)—Lectures on Phrenology—Phreno-Mes-

merism—Contemporary Journals—London Phrenological So-

ciety—Phrenology and Emigration—The Phrenological Asso-

ciation; Mr Prideaux's Paper on Phreno-Mesmerism—The

late Dr Barlow of Bath—Phrenology in Germany—Montreal

Phrenological Society—London Ethnological Society—Prizes

for Essays on Insanity—People's College at Nottingham—

Pauper Lunatics in Scotland—Characters of the Egyptian and

Negro Races—Tendency to Insanity at Childbirth—Power of

the Voice over Children—Insanity in the United States—Ten-

dency to Suicide—Effects of Mental Emotions on the Body—

Causes and Cure of Cretinism—Contention with Difficulties

—Books and Newspapers received—Notices to Correspond-

ents, 304-320

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