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The Day of the Fool Dissection (1660s?)

The Day of the Fool Dissection-undated but recorded in Thomas Willis's Cerebri Anatome, published in 1664. This article by MA in History student Tom Colville explores the importance of the dissection of a fool's brain (circa. 1660s) and the contribution that it provided to early modern conceptions of idiocy and craniometry.

Wed 03 Jul 2013, 11:11 | Tags: England, 17th century, science