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Phrenology in Bristol

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

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Destructiveness - Alimentiveness
Physiology reading of Mr E.W.B. Baglin:- Destructiveness = Full, Alimentiveness = Full



Executiveness; Energy; Force; Severity; Thoroughness; Extermination; Hatred; Hardness of Mind; Power to Endure.
Excess – Revenge; Cruelty.
Deficiency – Inefficiency; Procrastination.

Location – Above and around the top of the ears, giving width.  It has two divisions:-

1.  The back part of the organ gives severity, endurance, and the disposition to cause pain.
2.   The front part of the organ gives energy, efficiency, thoroughness, and propelling power.

VERY LARGE: 7 – Have extraordinary executive ability; are very thorough and forcible; can go through severe trials  easily; when provoked will manifest most powerful indignation; can endure pain and, if necessary, inflict it.

LARGE: 6 – Have the determination, force, and energy which remove or destroy whatever impedes progression; are executive, enduring, can be very indignant; have fortitude; if roused, will be severe and bitter.

FULL: 5 – Have a full degree of propelling power and executiveness; can be forcible, determined and indignant when roused, but are not disposed to be indicative, cruel, or unforgiving.

AVERAGE: 4 – Are not energetic without strong motives; have not much indignation; take life easily; are not really deficient, but have none too much executive power.

MODERATE: 3 – Lack thoroughness and efficiency; are not forcible, executive or severe; can neither cause nor bear pain.

SMALL: 2 – Avoid hard work; cannot be angry even when provoked; are too tender-hearted; very deficient in energy.

VERY SMALL: 1 – Are too tame and spiritless; cannot witness nor bear pain.

TO CULTIVATE – Be more executive, overcome obstacles; be thorough and put all your energies into your work.

TO RESTRAIN – Cultivate a tender, merciful, forgiving and benevolent spirit.



Sense of Hunger and Thirst; Desire to Eat and Drink and to gratify the Appetite. 

Excess – Gluttony; Drunkenness.
Deficiency – Indifference to Food.

Location – In the second temporal convolution, in front of the upper part of the ear.  It has two divisions:-

1.  The back part of the organ gives preference for solid food.
2.  The front part of the organ gives thirst and a preference for liquids.

VERY LARGE: 7 – Have great pleasure in eating and drinking; have an excellent appetite, are liable to indulge it too much, and hence ruin the digestive powers; should restrain appetite.

LARGE: 6 – Have a strong, vigorous appetite, and appreciate the good things of the table; are apt to give meals too important a place in your thoughts and arrangements, and should be careful to avoid excesses.

FULL: 5 – Have a good appetite, and eat heartily and with a relish, but are not greedy or fastidious with regard to food.  Can govern appetite quite well.

AVERAGE: 4 – Eat from a sense of duty rather than pleasure; can enjoy food well if nicely prepared, yet rarely, if ever, over eat.

MODERATE: 3– Are inclined to be dainty, have no great love for the luxuries of the table; are particular with regard to food; are seldom hungry or eat with a relish.

SMALL: 2 – Have very little appetite or relish for food, care little what you eat.

VERY SMALL: 1 – Have little or no appetite; do not eat enough to sustain life.

TO CULTIVATE – Choose a good diet, eat to enjoy, eat leisurely and get all the good you can from your food.

TO RESTRAIN – Eat sparingly; improve digestion; direct your attention to the quality rather than the quantity of your food.