Phrenology and diagnosing Burns | Inside the Mind of Robert Burns

Burns' grave was moved and in doing so his skull detached. Now widely disputed, scholars then were encouraged to consider the phrenology of Burns, determining whether the skull was indicative of his mental faculties and traits of character.

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  • Clip length: 3'27''
  • Broadcast year: 2022
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  • English Literature | People in society, economy and business

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  • Provider: BBC
  • Channel: BBC Scotland
  • Programme: Inside the Mind of Robert Burns