"Saber separar lo bueno de lo malo, lo cierto de lo incierto": La frenología y los médicos catalanes, c. 1840 - C. 1860

David Nofre Mateo

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    Abstract

    Franz Joseph Gall's phrenology, a combined theory of brain and science of character, was popularised in Spain during the 1840s principally by the Catalan phrenologist Marià Cubí (18011875). A vehicle of transmission of scientific naturalism, phrenology appealed to Catalan medical profession, especially to those physicians who hold liberal political views. We stress the role of Pere Mata (1811-1877) and Pere Felip Monlau (1808-1871), main figures of mid-nineteenth century Spanish medicine, who appropriated many elements of the phrenological doctrine in order to build a discourse with the purpose of reforming both medicine and Spanish society. © Copyright Scripta Nova, 2007.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1-1
    JournalScripta Nova
    Volume11
    Issue number248
    Publication statusPublished - 15 Sep 2007

    Keywords

    • Maria Cubí
    • Pere Felip Monlau
    • Pere Mata
    • Phrenology
    • Scientific naturalism

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