George Murray Paterson letter to the Phrenological Society of Philadelphia
Identifier: MSS 2/232
Scope and Contents
Describes Paterson’s experiences promulgating phrenology in India in 1825, including course of lectures; his role in formation of the Calcutta Phrenological Society with phrenological examinations of its officers and members; and establishment of a phrenological school near Barrackpur and its curriculum.
- circa 1825
- Paterson, George Murray (Person)
Biographical / Historical
George Murray Paterson, Scottish physician and phrenologist, received an M.D. from the University of Edinburgh in 1817; his thesis concerned mania. He went to India in 1821 and was a surgeon with the East India Company. Paterson was a member of the Edinburgh Phrenological Society, the Asiatic Society, and a founder of the Calcutta Phrenological Society.
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