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Gall, Franz Joseph

Gall, Franz Joseph (1758-1828), a German physician, born at Tiefenbrunn. In early days he formed a theory that internal qualities corresponded with external conformation, and this led to the development of his system of phrenology, on which, with Spurzheim, he lectured in Germany. His doctrines did not meet with great success, and he went to Paris in 1807, and in 1819 became a French subject. In 1820 he visited London with a view to lecturing, but was disappointingly received. He wrote works on phrenology, some of them being written in conjunction with Spurzheim.