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Published June 24, 2011, 12:00 AM

Kovels Antiques: Phrenology inkwells make fun collectibles

Phrenology, the study of the shape of the skull, supposedly could tell the shape of your brain and information about your behavior. The “science” became popular about 1810, years after it was developed by German doctor Franz Joseph Gali, in 1796. It remained popular until about 1840 as a way to understand personality and to help with decisions when hiring employees or choosing a spouse.

By: Terry Kovel, INFORUM

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