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What Does The Shape Of Your Skull Say About You?

An illustration from 'Vaught’s Practical Character Reader' image

What Does The Shape Of Your Skull Say About You?

In 1796, German physician Franz Joseph Gall created the pseudoscience 'Phrenology'.

He determined that the structure and measurements of the human skull directly affected your personality, aptitude and general health. He had no direct evidence that this was the case, but his theories gained traction and the support of several medical circles during that era.

Even as we headed into the 19th century, his theories were being expanded upon and referenced. L.A. Vaught was a big proponent of 'Phrenology' releasing a book titled 'Vaught’s Practical Character Reader' in 1902.

Within the book are countless diagrams, each attempting to categorize different areas of the brain and the impact they have. A mishmash of illustrated psychiatry, neuroscience and mindless babble.

What Does The Shape Of Your Skull Say About You?

For example if you had a curved bump at the back of your skull, you were instantly typecast as an 'unreliable father. To make matters worse, it was accompanied with the following text:

"We emphatically advise women to distinctly bear in mind that all men with heads shaped like this are unreliable as fathers"

Here are some examples from the book itself, a timely reminder of the progress science has made since those uniformed and rather disturbing times....

What Does The Shape Of Your Skull Say About You?

What Does The Shape Of Your Skull Say About You?

What Does The Shape Of Your Skull Say About You?

What Does The Shape Of Your Skull Say About You?

What Does The Shape Of Your Skull Say About You?

What Does The Shape Of Your Skull Say About You?

What Does The Shape Of Your Skull Say About You?

What Does The Shape Of Your Skull Say About You?

What Does The Shape Of Your Skull Say About You?

What Does The Shape Of Your Skull Say About You?

What Does The Shape Of Your Skull Say About You?

What Does The Shape Of Your Skull Say About You?

What Does The Shape Of Your Skull Say About You?

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