Anthropological Notes on the Human Hand

Frank Baker
American Anthropologist
Vol. 1, No. 1 (Jan., 1888), pp. 51-76
Published by: Wiley on behalf of the American Anthropological Association
Stable URL:
Page Count: 26
  • Download PDF
  • Cite this Item

You are not currently logged in.

Access your personal account or get JSTOR access through your library or other institution:


Log in to your personal account or through your institution.

Anthropological Notes on the Human Hand
We're having trouble loading this content. Download PDF instead.

Notes and References

This item contains 41 references.

  • *
    Dyer (T. E.). English Folk Lore. London, 1884. Mactaggart's Gallividean Encycl., p. 462.
  • Hardy (James). Warts and Wen Cures, Folk Lore Record, i, 1878.
  • This reference contains 2 citations:
    • Latham (Charlotte). Some West Sussex Superstitions lingering in 1868.
    • Folk Lore Record, i, 1878.
  • §
    Fraser's Mag., xxxvi, 1847, p. 293.
  • Brand (John). Popular Antiquities of Great Britain. London, 1877.
  • Grant (James). The Collected Mysteries of All Nations. Leith, London, and Edinburgh. n. d.
  • *
    Porter (Whitworth). A History of the Knights of Malta. London, 1883, pp. 296, 297.
  • *
    This reference contains 2 citations:
    • The Gentleman's Magazine, 1811, Part II, p. 125
    • Charisma Basilicon; or the Royal Gift of Healing Strumaes or King's Evil," by John Browne, Chirurgeon in ordinary to his Majesty, 1984.
  • *
    Scott (W.). Letters on Demonology and Witchcraft, Letter IX.
  • *
    Henderson (William). Folk Lore of the Northern Countries. London, 1879.
  • *
    Gould (S. Baring). Curious Myths of the Middle Ages, 2d series. Schamir.
  • Henderson, op. cit.
  • Gould (S. Baring). A Strange Crime. Gentleman's Magazine, April, 1887.
  • *
    The Moor's Legacy, in Irving's Tales of the Alhambra.
  • Gould. Curious Myths, &c., loc. cit.
  • §
    Larousse (Pierre). Dictionnaire Universel de la XIX^e Siècle.
  • §
    British and Foreign Medico-Chir. Review, January, 1874.
  • La Fontaine's story "La Mandragore."
  • Folkard (Richard), Jr. Plant Lore, Legends, and Lyrics.
  • Op. cit., p. 159.
  • *
    Romeo and Juliet, act v, scene 3.
  • D'Arpentigny (C. S.). La chirognomie, ou l'art de reconnaitre les ten- dances de l'intelligence d'après les formes de la main. Paris, 1843.
  • §
    Carus (C. G.). Ueber Grund und Bedeutung der verschiedenen Formen der Hand in verschiedenen Personen. Stuttgart, 1846.
  • Desbarrolles (Ad.). Les mystères de la main révé1és et expliqués. Paris, 1859.
  • Refer- ence Hardwork of Medical Science," by the publisher, Wm. Wood & Co., of New York
  • Page 82. The book was translated by "B. F. R." [Richard F. Burton?] and privately printed.
  • Physical xpression. London and New York, 1886.
  • Mills (T. W.). A Physiological Basis for an Improved Cardiac Pathology. N. Y. Med. Record, Oct. 22, 1887.
  • *
    This reference contains 2 citations:
    • Buffalo (1886)
    • Mills (op. cit.)
  • *
    D'Arpentigny, op. cit.
  • *
    Ecker (A.). Ueber einen schwankenden Charakter in der Hand des Men- schen, Arch. f. Anthrop. Braunschw., 1875-'6, VIII, 67.
  • Grüning (J.). Ueber die Länge der Finger und Zehen bei einigen Völker- stämmern. Ibid, 1885-'6, XVI, 511.
  • Achiv. f. Anat. u. Entwickelungsgesch., Heften I & II, 1887.
  • Notes and Queries, 6th ser., XII, 32.
  • Sign language among North American Indians. Report of Bureau of Eth- nology, 1879-80.
  • Notes and Queries, 6th ser., XI, 413.
  • Westropp (Hodder-M.). Primitive Symbolism as illustrated in Phallic Worship, p. 62.
  • *
    This reference contains 2 citations:
    • Hyrtl. Topographisches Anat., 7th edition, Wien, 1882, Vol. II, 513.
    • Aulus Gellius Noctes Atticae. lib. x, cap. 10,
  • Maskel. Ancient Liturgy of the Church of England, 2d ed., clv, note.
  • Cited in Notes and Queries, 7th ser., iv, p. 285
  • *
    Lehrbuch der Anat., 17 ed., p. 1073.