Phrenology in Bristol
Phrenology by Professor G Rudd in 1928 at 31 Lower Arcade, Bristol, England
Circulation, Digestive Power.
VERY LARGE: 7 – Have a strong, steady pulse, and great power of circulation. Are able to withstand great cold and heat without discomfort, are consequently not liable to sickness.
LARGE: 6 – Have a vigorous, uniform pulse, and vital warmth. Your lower extremities are seldom cold; you suffer little from clear cold weather and do not readily contract disease.
FULL: 5 – Have a good circulation; with care may be uniformly warm, but will need bodily exercise to keep the extremities warm in cold weather; you should promote this function by active employment or recreation.
AVERAGE: 4 – Have a fair degree of circulation, but should endeavour to improve it. Are subject to cold feet and hands, should exercise freely to keep the circulation equal.
MODERATE: 3 – Have a weak pulse; need more power of circulation. Are subject to headaches and a dry clammy skin along with cold hands and feet.
SMALL: 2 – Are defective in circulation, and affected by changes of climate. You suffer greatly from changes of temperature, are often chilly even in warm weather. Horse-back riding is one of the very best exercises to promote and equalise the circulation.
VERY SMALL: 1 – Very feeble circulation. Live soon terminates.
TO CULTIVATE – Practice gymnastics. Rub the body, take sponge baths. Do not give up to your feelings of inertia, move about briskly, live generously, eat slowly and never retire to sleep with cold feet.
VERY LARGE: 7 – Rarely troubled with indigestion. Can eat with impunity any sort of food suitable, under any circumstances, to be received into the human stomach.
LARGE: 6 – Have excellent digestive power, and are nourished by food; plain, substantial aliment suits you best, you are able to make whatever you eat contribute to the nourishment of the system.
FULL: 5 – Have good digestion, and with care will not have dyspepsia. Should regulate the quantity of food taken, by your judgement, rather than by the appetite.
AVERAGE: 4 – Have a fair degree of digestion, but have to be carefulabout diet. Never impair your digestion by overeating, or by the use of condiments, stimulants, etc.
MODERATE: 3 – Are wanting in digestive power, and must improve it; are disposed to dyspepsia; have a poor appetite.
SMALL: 2 – Can scarcely digest any kind of food; are apt to be irritable, peevish, dispirited and gloomy.
VERY SMALL: 1 – Have not digestive power enough to live. The improvement of your digestive functions should be your first objective and study.
TO CULTIVATE – Eat plain and simple food, and enjoy what you eat. Take plenty of exercise in the open air; have your rooms well ventilated; masticate your food thoroughly; and avoid a hurried feeling or an anxious state of mind.