Antedating of "Phrenology"

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Tue Feb 28 12:01:56 UTC 2006

phrenology (OED 1815)

1811 Benjamin Rush _Sixteen introductory lectures to courses of lectures
upon the institutes and practice of medicine_ 271 (Shaw-Shoemaker)  Very
different is the state of phrenology, if I may be allowed to coin a word,
to designate the science of the mind.

Fred Shapiro

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