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On the functions of the cerebellum, by Drs Gall, Vimont, and Broussais, translated from the French
Edinburgh: Maclachlan & Stewart, 1838. Combe, George (1788-1858). On the functions of the cerebellum, by Drs Gall, Vimont, and Broussais, translated from the French . . . also answers to the objections urged against phrenology by Drs Roget, Rudolph, Prichard, and Tiedemann, by George Combe and Dr. A. Combe. xliv, 339pp. Edinburgh: Maclachlan & Stewart; London: Longman & Co., and Simpkin, Marshall & Co., 1838. 219 x 135 mm. Original cloth, recased, spine repaired. Title and conjugate leaf starting, but very good. Presentation Copy, inscribed by Combe to Dr. John Bell (1796-1872) on the front free endpaper: ?To Dr. John Bell with best regards from Geo. Combe. Philadelphia 31 Decr. 1838.? Bell?s bookplate inside front cover, as well as bookseller?s label of Dr. A. E. Foote, Philadelphia. First Edition. Combe, a Scottish lawyer, became a staunch advocate of Gall and Spurzheim?s system of phrenology after hearing Spurzheim lecture on the subject in 1816; over the next twenty years he became the leader and spokesman for the phrenological movement. He helped to found the Phreonological Society of Edinburgh in 1820, and wrote and lectured on the subject extensively in both Europe and the United States. Combe?s views on human psychology led him to become active in education and prison reform, and in 1838 Combe traveled to America to study how criminals were treated there. It was during this trip that Combe presented this copy of On the Functions of the Cerebellum to Philadelphia physician John Bell, translator of F. J. V. Broussais?s Treatise on Physiology Applied to Pathology (1826).
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