Mark Twain on Phrenology

James L. Stone, Edward R. Laws, James Tait Goodrich, Paul H. Chapman, Michael Horowitz

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Abstract

MARK TWAIN WAS a noted 19th century American writer and humorist. He often elaborated upon the personalities of his characters, and his observational skills reflected a strong interest in psychology. Similarly, he found an interest in phrenology, a pseudoscience that purported to characterize personality traits according to elevations or depressions on the head. Twain's style is clearly reflected in the interesting essay he wrote regarding his personal experience with phrenology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1414-1417
Number of pages4
JournalNeurosurgery
Volume53
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 2003
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Cerebral localization
  • Mark Twain
  • Phrenology
  • Psychiatry
  • Psychology

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  • Clinical Neurology
  • Surgery

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Stone, J. L., Laws, E. R., Goodrich, J. T., Chapman, P. H., & Horowitz, M. (2003). Mark Twain on Phrenology. Neurosurgery, 53(6), 1414-1417.

Mark Twain on Phrenology. / Stone, James L.; Laws, Edward R.; Goodrich, James Tait; Chapman, Paul H.; Horowitz, Michael.

In: Neurosurgery, Vol. 53, No. 6, 12.2003, p. 1414-1417.

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Stone, JL, Laws, ER, Goodrich, JT, Chapman, PH & Horowitz, M 2003, 'Mark Twain on Phrenology', Neurosurgery, vol. 53, no. 6, pp. 1414-1417.
Stone JL, Laws ER, Goodrich JT, Chapman PH, Horowitz M. Mark Twain on Phrenology. Neurosurgery. 2003 Dec;53(6):1414-1417.
Stone, James L. ; Laws, Edward R. ; Goodrich, James Tait ; Chapman, Paul H. ; Horowitz, Michael. / Mark Twain on Phrenology. In: Neurosurgery. 2003 ; Vol. 53, No. 6. pp. 1414-1417.
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