Buchanan's Journal of Man, November 1887 - Volume 1, Number 10
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5. CRANIOSCOPY.—In describing characters or constitutions, the new system is continually tested and demonstrated. All whom I have taught find, when they test it, that, in its applications by cranioscopy, the results invariably confirm the accuracy of the science.

6. CORRESPONDENCE.—Sarcognomy demonstrates in the body an entire correspondence to the system of functions and organs discovered in the brain. The same functions, on a lower plane and in corresponding locations, are found in the body.

7. APPLICATION.—In the application of the science, not only to the diagnosis of character and disease but to the solution of problems in human nature, the explanation of temperaments, the determination of relations between persons or sociology, the correction of education, the organization of philosophy, the criticism of literature, the philosophy of oratory and art, the development of a philosophic pneumatology and religion, and, finally, the study of the animal kingdom,—every application gives evidence of its competency and its truth as a supreme science and philosophy.

MASTERING THE SCIENCE.—The large amount of detail of the organology of the brain which has been presented, will, no doubt, strike most readers with a sentiment of multitudinous confusion, and a doubt of the possibility of their ever applying so complex a science to the study of character. I have the pleasure of saying that the difficulty quickly vanishes when one is rightly instructed, and that I generally succeed in a single evening in making my pupils acquainted with the localities so well as to avoid any material error. The more perfectly any science is developed and understood the easier it becomes to impart its principles. In the next chapter I will show how easy it is to learn the organic locations of Anthropology and apply them to the judgment of character.


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Subject of the introductory, "What can we all do for ourselves and our friends?"


The life of Philippus Theophrastus, Bombast of Hohenheim, known by the name of Paracelsus, and the substance of his teachings concerning Cosmology, Anthropology, Pneumatology, Magic and Sorcery, Medicine, Alchemy, and Astrology, Philosophy, and Theosophy, extracted and translated from his rare and extensive works, and from some unpublished manuscripts, by FRANZ HARTMANN, M.D., 220 pages. Published by George Redway, London, York Street.

Scientific students will find it interesting to trace the life and speculations of Paracelsus, but to those who are not well grounded in science and philosophy, who have an easy credulity, such writings have a misleading tendency. Paracelsus was a great reformer, both in medicine and religion, and had very remarkable success as a physician. The sensation he produced, the profound admiration of his friends and hostility of his enemies show him to have been an extraordinary man. The present volume is well written and interesting, and furnishes themes for future comment.

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"THE PURPOSE OF THEOSOPHY," by Mrs. A. P. Sinnett, London, published by Chapman & Hall, 1885 (107 pages). This is a brief and clear statement of the Oriental Theosophy. That it differs widely from the Theosophy of American students is a matter of course. Tradition and Science never agree entirely. The pursuit of the highest wisdom is Theosophy, and to this the JOURNAL OF MAN is devoted, but is not encumbered by ancient theories.

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Mrs. C. H. Buchanan continues to apply her skill in the description of character and disease, with general impressions as to past and future. Her numerous correspondents express much gratification and surprise at the correctness of her delineations. The fee for a personal interview is $2; for a written description $3; for a more comprehensive review and statement of life periods, with directions for the cultivation of Psychometry, $5.


The suspension of pain, under dangerous surgical operations, is the greatest triumph of Therapeutic Science in the present century. It came first by mesmeric hypnotism, which was applicable only to a few, and was restricted, by the jealous hostility of the old medical profession. Then came the nitrous oxide, introduced by Dr. Wells, of Hartford, and promptly discountenanced by the enlightened (?) medical profession of Boston, and set aside for the next candidate, ether, discovered in the United States also, but far inferior to the nitrous oxide as a safe and pleasant agent. This was largely superseded by chloroform, discovered much earlier by Liebig and others, but introduced as an anaesthetic in 1847, by Prof. Simpson. This proved to be the most powerful and dangerous of all. Thus the whole policy of the medical profession was to discourage the safe, and encourage the more dangerous agents. The magnetic sleep, the most perfect of all anaesthetic agents, was expelled from the realm of college authority; ether was substituted for nitrous oxide, and chloroform preferred to ether, until frequent deaths gave warning.

Nitrous oxide, much the safest of the three, has not been the favorite, but has held its ground, especially with dentists. But even nitrous oxide is not perfect. It is not equal to the magnetic sleep, when the latter is practicable, but fortunately it is applicable to all. To perfect the nitrous oxide, making it universally safe and pleasant, Dr. U. K. Mayo, of Boston, has combined it with certain harmless vegetable nervines, which appear to control the fatal tendency which belongs to all anaesthetics when carried too far. The success of Dr. Mayo, in perfecting our best anaesthetic, is amply attested by those who have used it. Dr. Thorndike, than whom Boston had no better surgeon, pronounced it "the safest the world has yet seen." It has been administered to children and to patients in extreme debility. Drs. Frizzell and Williams say they have given it "repeatedly in heart disease, severe lung diseases, Bright's disease, etc., where the patients were so feeble as to require assistance in walking, many of them under medical treatment, and the results have been all that we could ask—no irritation, suffocation, nor depression. We heartily commend it to all as the anaesthetic of the age." Dr. Morrill, of Boston, administered Mayo's anaesthetic to his wife with delightful results when "her lungs were so badly disorganized, that the administration of ether or gas would be entirely unsafe." The reputation of this anaesthetic is now well established; in fact, it is not only safe and harmless, but has great medical virtue for daily use in many diseases, and is coming into use for such purposes. In a paper before the Georgia State Dental Society, Dr. E. Parsons testified strongly to its superiority. "The nitrous oxide (says Dr. P.) causes the patient when fully under its influence to have very like the appearance of a corpse," but under this new anaesthetic "the patient appears like one in a natural sleep." The language of the press generally has been highly commendatory, and if Dr. Mayo had occupied so conspicuous a rank as Prof. Simpson, of Edinburgh, his new anaesthetic would have been adopted at once in every college of America and Europe.

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Transcriber's Note: The Table of Contents came from the first issue of the volume. The article RECTIFICATION OF CEREBRAL SCIENCE is continued from the October issue of the JOURNAL.


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