Prichard, James Cowles


1786–1848 British physician and anthropologist who developed a model of human racial formation based on sexual selection and ideas of beauty.

Keywords: hard inheritance; geographical distribution; sexual selection; Blumenbach

Further Reading

Augstein HF (1999) James Cowles Prichard's Anthropology. Amsterdam: Rodopi.

Gillispie CC (ed.) (1970–1980) Dictionary of Scientific Biography. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons.

Stocking GW (ed.) (1973) James Cowles Prichard's Researches into the Physical History of Mankind. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Contact Editor close
Submit a note to the editor about this article by filling in the form below.

* Required Field

How to Cite close
Bynum, WF(Apr 2002) Prichard, James Cowles. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. [doi: 10.1038/npg.els.0002457]