Revelations Of Prison Life (volume 2); With An Enquiry Into Prison Discipline And Secondary…

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byGeorge Laval Chesterton

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1856. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIII. ELECTRO-PHRENOLOGICAL EXPERIMENTS PRISON OFFICERS CLOSING DISASTERS. In the summer of 1852, I became cognizant of a professed science purporting to disclose a mode of defining the innate qualities of the human mind, by the conjoint agency of phrenology and electricity. I have expounded, recently, to several scientific men, both the pretensions of the experimentalist, and his modus operandi; and, notwithstanding my own strong conviction--the fruit of many curious disclosures--I have been assured that there cannot possibly be any genuine foundation for the truthful claims of that theory. However, the fact that, under the sanction 280 ELECTRO-PHRENOLOGICAL EXPERIMENTS. of the visiting justices, upwards of one hundred examinations were taken by the professor of that science, at Cold Bath Fields, and about sixty at Tothill Fields Prisons, and that I was constrained to repose confidence in the observations taken under my own eye, in consequence of the marvellous expositions of character and qualities previously known to me, but hidden from the professor until revealed to him by his art, may well justify me in recording the history of those rare experiments. My attention was first invited to this novel subject by Mr. Trevethan Spicer, a barrister, who seemed to delight in the elucidation of abstruse problems; and that gentleman solicited my consent to the introduction to me of Monsieur Leger, a member of the Medical Institute of Paris, who, he affirmed, was desirous to be armed with authority to prosecute his electric tests upon the extended mass of criminal material within the sphere of my jurisdiction. Mr. Spicer proceeded to describe the instrument which Monsieur Leger designated the 'magnetoscope,' and he suggested MONSIEUR LEGER. 281 an early ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1856. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIII. ELECTRO-PHRENOLOGICAL EXPERIMENTS PRISON OFFICERS CLOSING DISASTERS. In the summer of 1852, I became cognizant o...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:62 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.13 inPublished:February 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217920160

ISBN - 13:9780217920162

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