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The idea of the brain as an organ divided into parts with different motor and sensory functions was popularized by phrenologist Franz Joseph Gall in the 18th century. Although the phrenological idea of reading personality on the bumps of your head was wrong (and totally weird), Gall’s fundamental idea of various brain functions being located in specific areas of the brain ultimately proved correct. Way to go FJ!
To learn more about the birth of modern medicine take a look at Marketplace of the Marvelous by Erika Janik.
Today jobs in the medical field are among America’s highest paid occupations. Not so in the 19th century. Not only was it a low-paying profession but it often garnered little popular respect (those leeches may have had something to do with it). Things got so desperate for one Victorian doctor that he took to robbing stagecoaches to make ends meet!
Learn more in Marketplace of the Marvelous by Erika Janik.