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Mesmerism - The Franco-Louisiana Connection: A Guide: Phrenology
Neurology. -- The is the name of a new science which has recently been started, and which is said to be a union of mesmerism and phrenology.
Editorial Article 9 -- No Title
The Daily Picayune (1840-1865). New Orleans, La.:Jul 30, 1842. p. 2 (1 pp.)
Phrenology and Mesmerism
In 1919-20, my first year on the Tulane medical faculty, I
discovered this skull in a box of discarded bones.The skull is notable because the
phrenological areas are outlined and named.Its history is unknown, but there is a possibility that it had been used
by “Dr. W. B. Powell, a phrenologist, who briefly (in 1835) held the chair of
chemistry.” This quotation is from the Rudolph Matas History of Medicine in Louisiana (John Duffy),
v.2, p.248.Context suggests that Dr.
Powell served in the very early period of the school.
Chairman, Department of Anatomy, 1933-1960 Chairman, Department
of Microscopic Anatomy, 1933 - 1945
Dr. Cummins achieved world recognition as the
"Father of Dermatoglyphics" or the scientific study of skin ridge
patterns found on the palms of human hands.
Mesmerism and Phreuology
The Daily Picayune (1840-1865). New Orleans, La.:Jul 10, 1842. p. 2 (1 pp.)
We beg to direct attention to the advertisement of Mrs. Loomis, who is to deliver a course of lectures at the Armory Hall upon phrenology, mesmerism, &c. She will also teach the above science to classes and make phrenological examinations.
Editorial Article 3 --Phrenology and Mesmerism.
The Daily Picayune (1840-1865). New Orleans, La.:Jan 22, 1848. p. 2 (1 pp.)
...Mrs. Loomis gives another lecture... We would bid the curious attend, for we are told the clairvoyant powers of Miss Martha are extraordinary. Maiss Mary and Master Oscar, too, furnish extraordinary phenomena in different modes for the study of sceptics. Let all such attend; the believers need no inducement to do do.