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[98] lecturing in various places, London included. To Edinburg he devoted seven months, the Edinburg Review having come out very strongly against him. He procured but one letter of introduction for that city, that was to the reputed author of the essay. He visited him, and obtained permission to dissect a brain in his presence. He succeeded in convincing some of his hearers of the truth of the results of his researches. A second day was named. The room was crowded, and the result, in a word, was, that the city from which the anathema had issued against phrenology, became the principal seat of it, for there, in 1820, a phrenological society was formed, (at the head of which stands Mr. G. Combe,) and there a phrenological journal still continues to be published.

Spurzheim returned, in 1817, to London, where his doctrine lad meanwhile made converts, and where be was chosen Licentiate of the Royal College of Physicians. During, the three years of his residence in England, he published several works on Phrenology. I-e then returned to Paris, and resumed his medical practice to some extent. There also he married a lady, who deceased only a year or two previous to his visiting America. Meanwhile his publications proceeded.

He also visited England again, and then Scotland, in 1828. It is stated that in London (1826) when he now lectured, “not only the large lecture-room of the London Institution, but all the staircases, corridors, and passages leading to it, were filled with hearers.”

It was in 1832 he first saw America, landing in August, at New York, (during the prevalence of the cholera) whence he came on, making a brief stay at

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