An Interactive Annotated World Bibliography of Printed and Digital Works in the History of Medicine and the Life Sciences from Circa 2000 BCE to 2022 by Fielding H. Garrison (1870-1935), Leslie T. Morton (1907-2004), and Jeremy M. Norman (1945- ) Traditionally Known as “Garrison-Morton”

15793 entries, 13706 authors and 1919 subjects. Updated: October 5, 2022

GALL, Franz Joseph

4 entries
  • 1389

Anatomie et physiologie du système nerveux en général, et du cerveau en particulier. 4 vols. and atlas.

Paris: F. Schoell, 18101819.

Introduced the theory of localization of cerebral function, although in a somewhat fantastic form. This pioneer attempt to map out the cerebral cortex according to function gave rise to the pseudo-science of phrenology. The work also contains some important additions to the knowledge of cerebral anatomy. Gall and Spurzheim ended their collaboration after the first 146pp. of Vol. 2. The remainder was written by Gall alone. The first edition was issued in two formats: (1) text and atlas all in folio and (2) text in quarto and atlas in folio. The second edition was revised by Gall, and published without the plates, but with a collection of replies to his critics as Sur les fonctions du cerveau et sur celles de chacune de ses parties. 6 vols., 8vo, Paris, l’Auteur, 1822-25. English translation of second edition, 6 vols., Boston, 1835.



Subjects: ALTERNATIVE, Complimentary & Pseudomedicine › Phrenology, ANATOMY › Neuroanatomy, NEUROSCIENCE › NERVOUS SYSTEM, NEUROSCIENCE › NERVOUS SYSTEM › Brain, including Medulla: Cerebrospinal Fluid
  • 11901

Voyage pittoresque autour du monde avec des portraits de sauvages d'Amérique, d'Asie, d'Afrique, et des îles du Grand Océan: Des paysages, des vues maritimes, et plusieurs objets d'histoire naturelle; accompagné de descriptions par M. le baron Cuvier, et M. A. de Chamisso, et d'observations sur les crânes humains, part M. le docteur Gall. Par M. Louis Choris, Peintre.

Paris: De l'Imprimerie de Firmin Didot, 1822.

Choris was the artist aboard the Rurik, 1815-18, commanded by Otto von Kotzebue. After visiting islands in the South Seas, Kotzebue explored the North American coast and landed twice in the Hawaiian Islands. Choris's work, illustrated with 104 plates, is of particular interest for the outstanding images, and includes scientific information by Cuvier, Chamisso, and Gall. The book was issued in 22 parts. Buyers had the option of ordering the plates in black & white, the plates partially colored and partially uncolored, or with the plates entirely colored.

Digital facsimile from Biodiversity Heritage Library at this link.



Subjects: VOYAGES & Travels by Physicians, Surgeons & Scientists
  • 11238

Franz Joseph Gall Bibliographie. Mit einem Porträt und 13 Abbildungen. By Brigitte and Helmut Heintel.

Stuttgart: Offizin Chr. Scheufele, 1983.


Subjects: ALTERNATIVE, Complimentary & Pseudomedicine › Phrenology, BIBLIOGRAPHY › Bibliographies of Individual Authors, NEUROLOGY › History of Neurology
  • 11274

Franz Joseph Gall: Naturalist of the mind, visionary of the brain. By Stanley Finger and Paul Eling.

New York & Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2019.


Subjects: ALTERNATIVE, Complimentary & Pseudomedicine › Phrenology, BIOGRAPHY (Reference Works) › Biographies of Individuals, NEUROLOGY › History of Neurology