Comments on some of the illustrations derived by Phrenology from Comparative Anatomy, 1823


Date: 1823 | Size: 1 volume(s), 1 volume, 24 p.


This collection consists of a rough and finished draft of Coates' lecture, which was delivered before the Phrenological Society of Philadelphia. In it he included a review of Boston professor John C. Warren's work on the nervous system.

Background note

Philadelphia physician Benjamin Horner Coates served as the attendant physician and clinical lecturer at Pennsylvania Hospital (1828-1841).

Digital objects note

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Collection Information


Purchased from Hoosier Bookshop for $25.00 and accessioneded, 1/1957 (1563-65ms).

Early American History Note

This collection contains a lecture to the Phrenological Society of Philadelphia delivered by Benjamin Coates in 1823.

General note

This lecture was published in "The Philadelphia Journal of the Medical and Physical Sciences" 7(1823):58-80.

Indexing Terms

Corporate Name(s)

  • Phrenological Society of Philadelphia


  • Drafts (preliminary versions).
  • Educational Material
  • Notebooks

Personal Name(s)

  • Coates, Benjamin.
  • Warren, John Collins, 1778-1856


  • Anatomy, Comparative.
  • Education
  • Medical illustration.
  • Medicine
  • Nervous system.
  • Phrenology.

Detailed Inventory

 Lecture delivered on the Phrenology of Comparative Anatomy with reference to the nervous system