Johann Friedrich Blumenbach

Anthropological Treatises

originally published:



  • Blockson101(1863)

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bio notes:
born: 5/11/1752
died: 1/22/1840
born as: Johann Friedrich Blumenbach

German physiologist who taught comparative anatomy and developed a system of human racial classifications. Although later in life he wrote explicit praise of Africans, most of his writings and work were used by others to attempt to scientifically justify racism.