Life and work
Hollander was born in Vienna, and settled in London in 1883, where he attended King's College. After graduation he was appointed to the post of physician at the British Hospital for Mental Disorders and Brain Diseases. Dr. Hollander was naturalized a British citizen in 1894.
Hollander first received critical acclaim for his Positive Philosophy of the Mind (L.N. Fowler, 1891). His main works, The Mental Function of the Brain (1901) and Scientific Phrenology (1902) are an appraisal of the teachings of Franz Joseph Gall. Hollander also introduced a quantitative approach to the phrenological diagnosis, defining a methodology for measuring the skull and comparing the measurements with statistical averages.
Hollander founded the Ethological Society, and was the first editor of the Ethological Journal.
Works by Hollander:
- The revival of phrenology (London and New York, G. P. Putnam's sons, 1901).
- Scientific Phrenology (London, Grant Richards, 1902)
- The mental symptoms of brain disease (London, Rebman, 1910).
- Nervous disorders of men; the modern psychological conception of their causes, effects, and rational treatment (London, K. Paul, Trench, Trübner & Co. [etc.], 1916).
- Abnormal children : nervous, mischievous, precocious, and backward (London : K. Paul, Trench, Trubner, 1916)
- In search of the soul: and the mechanism of thought, emotion, and conduct. Volume 1, Volume 2 (London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner, 1920).
- The psychology of misconduct, vice, and crime (London : G. Allen & Unwin, ltd., 1922).
- Culbertson, J.C. (ed.) (1890) "The Old and New Phrenologies" The Cincinnati Lancet-Clinic vol. 63 (New Series, vol. 24) pp. 176-177, reprinted from the British Medical Journal.