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Periodical: Human Culture

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Human Culture.
A Monthly Journal / A Monthly Magazine Devoted to Culture, Science, Health, Progress and Success.
Hits the nail on the head every time
1903?--1908? Monthly
Chicago, IL. Publisher: Dr. Victor Gabriel Rocine and Emily H. Vaught. Editor: Louis A. Vaught.
Succeeds: Human Faculty
One dollar to $1.50 a year.

Rocine (1855-1943), who prefixed his name with "Doctor," was born in Sweden and after the turn of the century began to publish in Chicago a series of books on "Mind-Training," "Heads, Faces, types, Races," "Syngesis" (on the sexual center in the brain), etc. As with many of his contemporaries, sex ("Conservation of Sex-Vitality") played a prominent role in Rocine's ideas on mental training and development, coupled with ingestion of "food that contains the elements of life." The journal is the continuation of the physiognomist and character-reader L.A. Vaught's Human Faculty, which Rocine took over when he moved in with Vaught's widow, Emily, after he died in 1903. Advertised in Betiero's Oriental Mysteries, 1903 ("Deals with Mental Science in a surprisingly way. Positively practical. Highly illustrated") and in Henry Edward Lane, Diagnosis of the Eye (1904)("Something new. More than up-to-date. Away in ADVANCE of others"). Advertised in Human Nature, March 1905, bundled with Prof. Lundquist's correspondence course in Scientific Character Reading, through the Human Science School of Chicago. Also advertised in Soundview, December 1906, as the "best journal on character reading and self-development." The advertisement in The Stellar Ray, September 1907, says that the journal was devoted to phrenology and that it was the organ of the Human Science School.

Issues:Human Culture V9 N1 Feb 5 1907
Human Culture V9 N2 Mar 5 1907
Human Culture V9 N3 Apr 5 1907
Human Culture V9 N4 May 5 1907
Human Culture V9 N5 Jun 5 1907
Human Culture V9 N6 Jul 5 1907
Human Culture V9 N8 Aug 5 1907
Human Culture V9 N9 Sep 5 1907
Human Culture V9 N10 Oct 5 1907
Human Culture V9 N11 Nov 5 1907

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