RECORD: S113a. Wallace, A. R. 1865. Discussion, In: Donovan, Cornelius. On craniology and phrenology in relation to ethnology. Ethnological Journal No. 2: 97.

REVISION HISTORY: Body text helpfully provided by Charles H. Smith from his Alfred Russel Wallace Page

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Mr. Wallace, on being called on by the chairman, stated his disappointment that the paper had scarcely touched the ethnological bearings of phrenology, the point of main interest to the Society. At the same time he declared his own conviction, based on careful thought and observation, that the main doctrines of phrenology were thoroughly sound, though he was by no means prepared to go the lengths of its special supporters.

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