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    Science and Self-Assessment: Phrenological Charts 1840–1940.Fenneke Sysling - 2018 - British Journal for the History of Science 51 (2):261-280.
    This paper looks at phrenological charts as mediators of scientific knowledge to individual clients who used them as a means of self-assessment. Phrenologists propagated the idea that the human mind could be categorized into different mental faculties, with each particular faculty represented in a different area of the brain and by bumps on the head. In the US and the UK popular phrenologists examined individual clients for a fee. Drawing on a collection of phrenological charts completed for individual clients, this (...)
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  2. Hans Pols. Nurturing Indonesia: Medicine and Decolonisation in the Dutch East Indies. Xx + 285 Pp., Figs., Bibl., Index. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018. £75 . ISBN 9781108424578. [REVIEW]Fenneke Sysling - 2019 - Isis 110 (4):849-850.
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  3. Measurement, Self-Tracking and the History of Science: An Introduction.Fenneke Sysling - forthcoming - History of Science:007327531986583.
    This article introduces the papers contained in this special issue and explores a new field of interest in the history of science: that of measurement and self-making. In this special issue, we aim to show that a focus on self-tracking and individualized measurement provides insight into the ways technologies of quantification, when applied to individual bodies and selves, have introduced new notions of autonomy, responsibility, citizenship, and the possibility of self-improvement and life-course decisions. This introduction is an exploratory history of (...)
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