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Franz Joseph Gall (1758-1828), German physician and founder of Phrenology, c1790. The theory that different mental powers are governed by particular regions of the brain which can be recognised by the contours of the cranium had great popularity but was suppressed in 1802 as being a subversive religion. It enjoyed a second wave of popularity later in the 19th century. Stipple engraving c1790,

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Franz Joseph Gall (1758-1828), German physician and founder of Phrenology, c1790.   The theory that different mental powers are governed by particular regions of the brain which can be recognised by the contours of the cranium had great popularity but was suppressed in 1802 as being a subversive religion.  It enjoyed a second wave of popularity later in the 19th century.  Stipple engraving c1790,