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Phrenology in Bristol

Phrenology by Professor G Rudd in 1928 at 31 Lower Arcade, Bristol, England

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Size of Brain.
Physiology reading of Mr E.W.B. Baglin:- Size of Brain = Full

Size of Brain.


The average circumference of a full-grown male brain is 22 inches; the female 21 ½ inches.  Average weight of the full-grown male brain is from 40 to 50oz.  Average weight of the full-grown female brain is from 37oz. to 45oz.  Average number of cubic inches in the male brain is about 150.  Average cubic inches in the female brain, 120.

VERY LARGE: 7 – Other things being equal, as balance of organization, training, constitution, and circumstances, you will have remarkable comprehensiveness of mind, and the ability to take extensive views of subjects.  Such a mind, backed up by adequate physical stamina, will overcome all obstacles, and achieve greatness in spite of all difficulties.

LARGE: 6 – Have a strong and comprehensive mind.  Can engage in a wholesale business.  Understand well complicated business and plans.  You can, if you will, make yourself widely felt in society; are able to exert great influence over other minds.

FULL: 5 – Can understand ordinary subjects, exert an influence over others, and are capable of accomplishing much and attaining a high position in the direction of your leading faculties.

AVERAGE: 4 – Under favourable circumstances can exert a fair influence but have not great mental vigour, nor comprehensiveness of mind.  With activity largely developed, and good bodily condition, would be capable of manifesting talent, and succeeding in a suitable business.

MODERATE: 3– Have not much influence.  Take contracted views of subjects.  Cannot comprehend metaphysics.  You will do best when working under the direction of others.

SMALL: 2 – Can only perceive a limited range of ideas, and will need the guidance of others intellects in every undertaking.  Are incapable of managing any business.

VERY SMALL: 1 – Have no originality.  Are imbecile, and swayed by other minds.

TO CULTIVATE – Read, study, think, and improve as much as possible.