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Phrenotypes And Side-Views -- No.10.
The portraits are those of Miss Sullivan and her interesting pupil from a photograph by a well-known artist. The view given of the head of Helen is note-worthy on both its physical and psychical sides, since it intimates an excellent physical constitution, associated with pronounced traits of disposition. The basal area is of considerable extent proportionally to the general size, the head being long, especially in the region for-ward of the ears, and rising to a marked height in the crown. The development appears to be derived largely from the paternal side. The intellect has a very significant perceptive range, its capacity for acquiring and appreciating knowledge being unusual. Such an organization, endowed with the usual faculties of sense, would show a great hunger for information; but Miss Keller has also the evidence of unusual ambition and pride, which would impart to her desire to know an eager earnestness, so that with successive attainments there would be felt a stronger impulse to go forward in her studies....
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Title: Phrenotypes And Side-Views -- No.10.
Creator: H.S. Drayton, M.D. (author)
Date: April 1897
Format: Article
Publication: The Phrenological Journal and Science of Health
Source: Available at selected libraries
Location: vol.103, no.4, pp.155-158
Keywords: Anne Sullivan; Blind; Deaf; Deaf-blind; Education; Helen Keller; Intelligence; Medicine & Science; Phrenology; Sensory Disability
Topics: Science, Health & Technology