Jenny Nettles

A letter printed in the Scotsman, 2 October 1888: Earlier that century: The Fifeshire Journal, 27 August 1835: The Scotsman, 24 August 1839: The Fife Herald, 21 November 1844: The … Continue reading Jenny Nettles

Mrs Hamilton

In the summer of 1859, ‘Mrs Hamilton’ gave a Lecture and performance at Bridge of Allan Music Hall, the title of which was ‘Phrenology, Mesmerism and Music’. So who was … Continue reading Mrs Hamilton

BUMP-TIOUS SCIENCE

Nearly all now agree that Phrenology was never science. History can help guide science. Today: can we be sure that everything understood as scientific is not as BUMP-TIOUS as our … Continue reading BUMP-TIOUS SCIENCE

Professor Cairo

I cannot introduce you to Professor Cairo as he is long dead. When alive he offered “indisputable evidence”. It is likely that this ‘Professor’ spent considerable periods of his life … Continue reading Professor Cairo