Sampson, M. B. (Marmaduke Blake) Criminal Jurisprudence Considered In Relation To Cerebral Organization
London, England Samuel Highley 1843 2nd Edition Hardcover Good+ Ex-Library
This book was removed (de-accessioned by the Sutro Library - of the California State Library) Second Edition with additions. This book is in G+ to Very Good- condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally condition. The spine of the book has cracking at the joints and noticeably rubbing. The bottom spine end has a small chip removed and there are spots of rubbing and light loss of cloth to the spine joints. The text pages are clean and bright. "Marmaduke Blake Sampson was the Chairman of the British Homeopathic Association and active in the foundation of the London Homeopathic Hospital, which was established at 32 Golden Square in 1851 (Marmaduke Blake Sampson, The concluding task of the disciples of homťopathy, an address by M. B. Sampson delivered at a general meeting of the British Homeopathic Association, together with a report of the proceedings of the meeting, (1849) )." "The work remains significant today for the study of correctional history and the use of phrenology by some nineteenth century reformers to explain criminal acts." The book takes a homeopathic / phrenological approach to identifying criminals. "It usually happens that those questions which are of the greatest importance to the welfare of mankind are the last to become the subjects of general public discussion...Among the subjects which have of late, in this way, been forced upon the public attention, that of Criminal Jurisprudence has been the most conspicuous...It is now acknowledged as an unquestionable truth, that all the manifestations of the mind, including the feelings and the passions, are dependent upon the conformation and state of health of its material instrument, the brain."