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Phrenology in Bristol

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

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Selfish Propensities. Vitativeness.
Physiology reading of Mr E.W.B. Baglin:- Continuity = Average and Cultivate, Vitativeness = Full

Selfish Propensities. Vitativeness.



Location – Below Combativeness, between Amativeness and the Mastoid Process, near the Medulla Oblongata, gives love of life and dread of annihilation; tenacity of life; enjoyment of existence.

VERY LARGE: 7 – Cling with remarkable tenacity to life, and shrink from death.  Resist disease with great determination, and will not give up to die till the very last.  Great enjoyment of existence.

LARGE: 6 – Are anxious to protect and make the most of life; struggle resolutely through illness, and have great power to resist disease.  Love and cling resolutely to existence for its own sake.

FULL: 5 – Love life and desire to enjoy it, but have not an exaggerated fear of death.  Can resist disease with considerable power, and yield to disease and death reluctantly.

AVERAGE: 4 – Enjoy life and cling to it with a fair degree of earnestness; but are not particularly well able to resist disease, or recover from illness.

MODERATE: 3– Like to live, yet have no great care about existence for its own sake.  Your hold on life is not very strong.

SMALL: 2 – Have little dread of death.  Could not resist serious illness; life is likely to prove a burden.

VERY SMALL: 1 – Quite unconcerned about sacrificing life; have little or no desire to live merely for the sake of existence.

TO CULTIVATE – Set a high value on your life, and enjoy it as much as possible.

TO RESTRAIN – Guard against a morbid love of life and dread of death.