Jaquin, Noel (1894-1974)

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Jaquin, Noel (1894-1974)

Psychologist, diagnostician, and author. Jaquin was born in London in 1894. After studying with the nineteenth century palmist, W. G. Behman, he became one of the best-known British experts in palmistry. He went on to attempt to establish a scientific rationale for the study of what has so often been regarded as superstition. He was able to diagnose disease from markings on the hand and also consulted with police authorities from Scotland Yard and the British police force on the palmistry indications of criminals.


Jaquin, Noel. The Hand and Disease. N.p., 1926.

. The Hand of Man. London: Faber & Faber Ltd., 1933.

. Hand-reading Made Easy. N.p., 1928.

. The Human Hand. London: Rockliff, 1956.

. It's in Your Hands: The Secrets of the Human Hand. New York: R. M. McBride & Co., 1941.

. Man's Revealing Hand. N.p., 1934. . Scientific Palmistry. London: C. Palmer, 1925. . The Signature of Time. London: Faber & Faber Ltd., 1940.

. The Theory of Metaphysical Influence: A Study of Human Attunements, Perception, Intelligence and Motivation. N.p., 1958.

Shaw, Eva. Divining the Future: Prognostication from Astrology to Zoomanancy. New York: Facts on File, 1995.