Alexandre Brière de Boismont
Brière de Boismont, Alexandre. A history of dreams, visions, apparitions, ecstasy, magnetism, and somnambulism.
Brière de Boismont was the author of numerous publications in several medical fields, that included hygiene, forensic medicine, and anatomy, but is best known for his work in psychiatry. In 1845 he published Des Hallucinations, ou Histoire raisonnée des apparitions, des visions, des songes, de l'extase, du magnétisme et du somnambulisme, a landmark study of hallucinations, of which he considered were a significant part of mankind's psychological history.
Galton, F. Inquiries into Human Facility and its Development, 1833
Galton’s Inquiries into Human Faculty (1883) consists of some 40 articles varying in length from 2 to 30 pages, which are mostly based on scientific papers written between 1869 and 1883. The book can in a sense be regarded as a summary of the author’s views on the faculties of humankind. On all his topics, Galton has something original and interesting to say, and he says it with clarity, brevity, distinction, and modesty. Under the terms of his will, a eugenics chair was established at the University of London.
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