Le diagnostic du tempérament par la morphologie
Wraps, 8vo, Signed by Corman. A Good to Very Good copy; front wrap neatly reattached but with a small chip, creases to spine consistent with heavy use. Copiously illustrated with drawings reminiscent of Fowler's "types"-- phrenology being a related but different scientific inquiry. Morphology studies the connection between physiological traits and psychological temperament or personal traits. "Louis Corman (1901-1995) is the creator of Morphopsychology. He studied medicine at the prestigious Sorbonne University in Paris with professors such as Marie Curie. Working as head of medicine in the psychiatric department at Nantes Hospital (Brittany, France), he founded the department of child psychiatry. To gain a better understanding of children with comprehension difficulties, he studied the relationship between facial and psychological traits. In 1937, he established the foundations of morphopsychology with the writing of 'Quinze leçons de morphopsychologie', (Fifteen lessons of morphopsychology) in which he established the laws which can be applied to every living being, based on the fundamental law of Dilation and Retraction. As the author of numerous works, he founded the Société française de morphopsychologie in 1980."