29 April 2008

VERY impressive skull

"Hunterian Museum : London, England The skull of a young boy with a second imperfect skull attached to its anterior fontanelle. Sent to John Hunter from Bengal, India in the late 1780s."

Judging from the dentition, it appears this child lived to a respectable age, so he must have been well cared for (perhaps worshipped as recent events in India have shown).

Credit to Boing Boing; additional similar material available at Anatomical Theater.

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