Joseph Rodes Buchanan
|Joseph Rodes Buchanan|
As pictured in "Periodicity: the absolute law of the entire universe"
|Born||11 December 1814|
|Died||26 December 1899 (85) |
San Jose, California
|Alma mater||University of Louisville, M.D. (1842)|
|Known for||Psychometry, Sarcognomy|
Joseph Rodes Buchanan (December 11, 1814 - December 26, 1899) was an American eclectic physician, a founder (and later opponent) of the Eclectic Medical Institute, and proponent of the theories of psychometry and sarcognomy.
Otto Juettner, in "Daniel Drake and his followers" (1909), said of Dr. Buchanan: "He was a strange sort of a man, reserved and dignified, leading a secluded life and wrapt up in weird and semi-mystical researches in anthropology, sarcognomy, psychometry and occult subjects of a religious character. He was suspicious and restless, constantly at loggerheads with his colleagues."
Phrenology and Sarcognomy
- Buchanan, Joseph Rodes (1891). Therapeutic Sarcognomy. Boston, Mass.: J. G. Cupples Co. https://archive.org/details/therapeuticsarc00buch.
Spiritualism and Psychometry
- "The Neurological System of Anthropology" (1854)
- "Moral Education: its laws and methods" (1882)
- "Manual of Psychometry: the dawn of a new civilization" (1885)
- "Therapeutic Sarcognomy" (1891)
- "Primitive Christianity" (1897)