Scientifica: Source of French Phrenology

Cité des sciences et de l'industrie Breaking News: The French Library of Science and Industry (la Bibliothèque des sciences et de l’industrie) has created a digital library of old scientific books: Scientifica.  Their primary collections are categorized into three groups: science for children and grown-ups, phrenology, and “degeneration.”  In all, 300 books and 154 volumes of periodicals will gradually become accessible in full text as they are digitized, to an approximate total of 200,000 pages.

The phrenology collection is directly accessible here.

About Jeremy Burman

Jeremy Trevelyan Burman is a senior doctoral student in York University’s Department of Psychology, specializing in the history of developmental psychology and its theory (especially that pertaining to Jean Piaget). Prior to returning to academia, he was a producer at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

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