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Worcester, Worcestershire / The George Marshall Medical Museum is home to a fascinating collection of artefacts illustrating the way medicine and healthcare have developed over 250 years.
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vaughtspractical00vaug_0035 by Public Domain Review,.  Illustration from 18th century book that purported to discern character by the shape of the head. Hilarious!

vaughtspractical00vaug_0035 by Public Domain Review,. Illustration from 18th century book that purported to discern character by the shape of the head. Hilarious!

A typical 19th century phrenology chart: In the 1820s, phrenologists claimed the mind was located in areas of the brain, and were attacked for doubting that mind came from the nonmaterial soul. Their idea of reading “bumps” in the skull to predict personality traits was later discredited. Phrenology was first called a pseudoscience in 1843 and continues to be considered so.

A typical 19th century phrenology chart: In the 1820s, phrenologists claimed the mind was located in areas of the brain, and were attacked for doubting that mind came from the nonmaterial soul. Their idea of reading “bumps” in the skull to predict personality traits was later discredited. Phrenology was first called a pseudoscience in 1843 and continues to be considered so.

An illustration from Vaught’s Practical Character Reader, a book on phrenology by L. A. Vaught published in 1902.     See many more images from the book here: http://publicdomainreview.org/2013/03/19/phrenology-diagrams-from-vaughts-practical-character-reader-1902/

An illustration from Vaught’s Practical Character Reader, a book on phrenology by L. A. Vaught published in 1902. See many more images from the book here: http://publicdomainreview.org/2013/03/19/phrenology-diagrams-from-vaughts-practical-character-reader-1902/

A human skull inscribed by a nineteenth-century practitioner of phrenology.

A human skull inscribed by a nineteenth-century practitioner of phrenology.

From Twitter...George Marshall Medical Museum. "...we wouldn't say laugh but visitors have strong reactions to this bladder stone removal (pre-anaesthetics)"

From Twitter...George Marshall Medical Museum. "...we wouldn't say laugh but visitors have strong reactions to this bladder stone removal (pre-anaesthetics)"