Alfred Russel Wallace : Alfred Wallace : A. R. Wallace :
Russel Wallace : Alfred Russell Wallace (sic)

 
 
Discussion of 'On Craniology and Phrenology
in Relation to Ethnology' (S113a: 1865)

 
Editor Charles H. Smith's Note: Third party rendering of words Wallace offered in discussion of 'On Craniology and Phrenology in Relation to Ethnology,' a paper by Dr. Cornelius Donovan read at the Ethnological Society of London meeting of 4 July 1865. Later printed on page 97 of Number Two of their Ethnological Journal series. To link directly to this page, connect with: http://people.wku.edu/charles.smith/wallace/S113A.htm


     Mr. Wallace, on being called on by the chairman, stated his disappointment that the paper had scarcely touched the ethnological bearings of phrenology, the point of main interest to the Society. At the same time he declared his own conviction, based on careful thought and observation, that the main doctrines of phrenology were thoroughly sound, though he was by no means prepared to go the lengths of its special supporters.


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