Book One -- The things that sustain and support the entire body, and what braces and attaches them all. [the bones and the ligaments that interconnect them] | Chapter 5 The Structure of the Head: Why It Is Shaped As It Is, and How Many Configurations It Has

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Also there is a beggar walking around in Bologna who has a squarish head, but a little wider than it is long; 25 at Genoa a little boy is carried around from door to door by a beggar woman, 26 and had been displayed by performers in Brabant, the noblest province of Belgium, 27 whose head is without any exaggeration larger than any two mens’, and swells out on either side. 28 We sometimes see other unnaturally shaped heads, even in those who are unusually intelligent. We very rarely see such skulls in cemeteries; but they would surely appear promptly if we were to search the cemeteries of the Alpine people who face Styria. 29 That those people have heads shaped not only in the ways I have mentioned but in many far different and more deformed ways, I have heard more than once from a most zealous student of the works of nature and a most high-minded young man, Christopher Pfluegel of Salzburg, who is learned in many languages, skilled in other arts, and particularly distinguished for his knowledge of civil law; he recently gave an outstanding example of his utterly superb courage when as commander of the students of the University of Louvain he so swiftly and rapidly freed Louvain from its second great seige. 30



Book One -- The things that sustain and support the entire body, and what braces and attaches them all. [the bones and the ligaments that interconnect them] | Chapter 5 The Structure of the Head: Why It Is Shaped As It Is, and How Many Configurations It Has