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Contour Diagrams of Human Crania

Nature volume 88, pages 584585 (29 February 1912) | Download Citation

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HAS not Prof. D'Arcy Thompson got over the “lack of fixity and precision” in the individual judgment involved in superposing two cranial contours by selecting, quite arbitrarily, the vertical axis of the transverse section as the length to be equalised in all such sections? May I suggest that he should try equalising his auricular distances, and taking his percentage differences on the vertical ordinates? I fancy he will then find that the differences in form of two skulls will not even be emphasised at the same places as on his arbitrary scheme.

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