Jean Charcot's phrenological models

Jean Charcot's phrenological models

N820/0101 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 25.5MB

Downloadable file size: 3.1MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Credit: CCI ARCHIVES/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Jean Charcot's phrenological models. 19th century phrenology models that belonged to the French neurologist Jean-Martin Charcot (1825-1893). The models are labelled with both numbers and writing. Phrenology was a pseudo-science that stated that a person's personality and character can be deduced by studying the shape of his or her skull. Certain areas of the skull were thought to be linked to specific characteristics. The labels on the models indicate areas of the skull associated with different characteristics. The now-discredited theory of phrenology was proposed by the German physician Franz Joseph Gall (1758-1828).

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: 1800s, 19th century, charlatanism, duo, equipment, european, french, head, heads, historical, history, history of science, jean charcot, label, labels, medical, medicine, model, models, pair, phrenology, quack treatment, quackery, two

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.