Antedating of "Phrenology"

Jesse Sheidlower jester at PANIX.COM
Tue Feb 28 13:21:15 UTC 2006

On Tue, Feb 28, 2006 at 07:01:56AM -0500, Fred Shapiro wrote:
> 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.

We already had this quote in the draft entry that will be
appearing shortly.

Jesse Sheidlower

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