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The brain: side view illustrating the distance of the occipital bone from the phrenological 'organ of philoprogenitiveness'. Process print, 1901, after etching, 1809.

Hollander, Bernard, 1864-1934.

About this work


The dorsal area of the cortex above the cerebellum is marked "II", signifying the organ of philoprogenitiveness. The occipital bone is marked "48". Hollander is attempting to refute Henry Charlton Bastian (1837-1915), professor of pathological anatomy at University College, London, by appealing to Gall's location of the two zones in this illustration dating from 1809


London (9 Henrietta Street, Covent Garden) ; New York : Grant Richards : G.P. Putnam's sons, 1901.

Physical description

1 photomechanical reproduction : half-tone


Side-view of brain. From Gall's Atlas 1809 (reduced) 48. Occipital protruberance. II. "Attachment to offspring" or "Philoprogentiveness" ...


From the working archive of the phrenologist Bernard Hollander (1864-1934)


Wellcome Library no. 28019i

Lettering note

Lettering continues: "Dr. Bastian (see p. 426) declares that phrenologists place "Philoprogenitiveness" in the occipital protruberance, and thus accuses the founders of phrenology to have been ignorant of anatomy. The above illustration, taken from Gall's works, proves Dr. Bastian's unscientific proceeding, and the worthlessness of his criticism. Plate XXIII"

Reproduction note

Original design from the 'Atlas' of 100 plates to Gall's 'Anatomie et physiologie du système nerveux en général, et du cerveau en particulier' (4 volumes; Paris, 1810-1819)


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