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John van Wyhe  in Phrenology


2001 NR

Developed in the late 18th century by German physician Franz Joseph Gall, phrenology is a controversial field of study that suggests that the size, shape and contours of the skull can reveal specific characteristics of an individual. This documentary explores the development, history and methodology of the practice, with input from phrenology expert John van Wyhe of Cambridge University.