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Excerpt from Applied Character Analysis in Human Conservation
During the past century millions of non-professional readers have increased their personal efficiency and have been given a better understanding of human nature through the study of choice books on phrenology. Most of those books that are still in print are written in an old terminology that does not meet the needs of the present. A number of books on human nature that have been written in recent years retain the old terminology. Our purpose in adding another book on character analysis, based upon the discoveries of Doctors Gall and Spurzheim, is to disseminate, in simplified form, the principles of the true science of mind in a terminology that is as near as possible to that used in the psychologies of the schools.
Phrenology, like some other sciences, has been misunderstood, and has often been injured by people within the ranks who have tried to apply its principles without knowing much about them. Dr. Henry George Atkinson, F.G.S., of England, saw this danger when he said of popular phrenologists: "All were professors and few were students." The progress of phrenology has also been retarded by teachers of psychology who condemned it without knowing much about its principles.
At the present time physiologists, criminologists and educators are giving more attention to Gall and phrenology than ever before. In presenting the discoveries here, and giving the methods used and their results in the language of Gall and Spurzheim and their scientific followers we are furnishing to unprejudiced minds an opportunity to investigate the beginning of inductive psychology and are at the same time simplifying the principles so that they can be understood by everybody.
The author has devoted a lifetime to the investigation and application of these principles, and is convinced that the best service he can render humanity is to devote the rest of his life to disseminating them and introducing them into the schools and colleges, where they will become part of the educational equipment of every student.
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