The Skull Beneath The Skin: It would become a resonant moment, not just within the conflict but in terms of culture before and since. In Nazi Germany, book burnings and degenerate art exhibitions were already common and the incremental process towards burning human beings was well underway. Many of the earliest surviving literary texts are fine examples of this quixotic attempt to defy mortality.
Development[ edit ] Skull of a new-born child from the side The skull is a complex structure; its bones are formed both by intramembranous and endochondral ossification. The skull roof bones, comprising the bones of the facial skeleton and the sides and roof of the neurocranium, are dermal bones formed by intramembranous ossification, though the temporal bones are formed by endochondral ossification.
The endocraniumthe bones supporting the brain the occipitalsphenoidand ethmoid are largely formed by endochondral ossification.
Thus frontal and parietal bones are purely membranous. The anterior cranial fossa changes especially during the first trimester of pregnancy and skull defects can often develop during this time.
During development, many of these bony elements gradually fuse together into solid bone for example, the frontal bone. The bones of the roof of the skull are initially separated by regions of dense connective tissue called fontanelles.
There are six fontanelles: At birth these regions are fibrous and moveable, necessary for birth and later growth. This growth can put a large amount of tension on the "obstetrical hinge", which is where the squamous and lateral parts of the occipital bone meet. A possible complication of this tension is rupture of the great cerebral vein.
As growth and ossification progress, the connective tissue of the fontanelles is invaded and replaced by bone creating sutures. The five sutures are the two squamous suturesone coronalone lambdoidand one sagittal suture. The posterior fontanelle usually closes by eight weeks, but the anterior fontanel can remain open up to eighteen months.
The anterior fontanelle is located at the junction of the frontal and parietal bones; it is a "soft spot" on a baby's forehead.
Careful observation will show that you can count a baby's heart rate by observing the pulse pulsing softly through the anterior fontanelle. The skull in the neonate is large in proportion to other parts of the body. The facial skeleton is one seventh of the size of the calvaria. In the adult it is half the size.
The base of the skull is short and narrow, though the inner ear is almost adult size. The condition is most common in children. Injuries and treatment[ edit ] Injuries to the brain can be life-threatening.
In these cases the raised intracranial pressure can cause herniation of the brain out of the foramen magnum "coning" because there is no space for the brain to expand; this can result in significant brain damage or death unless an urgent operation is performed to relieve the pressure.
This is why patients with concussion must be watched extremely carefully. Dating back to Neolithic times, a skull operation called trepanning was sometimes performed.
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This involved drilling a burr hole in the cranium. Examination of skulls from this period reveals that the patients sometimes survived for many years afterward.
It seems likely that trepanning was also performed purely for ritualistic or religious reasons. Nowadays this procedure is still used but is normally called a craniectomy. In Marchfor the first time in the U. She had been suffering from hyperostosiswhich increased the thickness of her skull and compressed her brain.
Cords and wooden boards would be used to apply pressure to an infant's skull and alter its shape, sometimes quite significantly. This procedure would begin just after birth and would be carried on for several years. Osteology[ edit ] Like the face, the skull and teeth can also indicate a person's life history and origin.
Forensic scientists and archaeologists use metric and nonmetric traits to estimate what the bearer of the skull looked like. The German physician Franz Joseph Gall in around formulated the theory of phrenologywhich attempted to show that specific features of the skull are associated with certain personality traits or intellectual capabilities of its owner.
His theory is now considered to be pseudoscientific. Sexual dimorphism In the mid-nineteenth century, anthropologists found it crucial to distinguish between male and female skulls. An anthropologist of the time, James McGrigor Allanargued that the female brain was similar to that of an animal.
These cranial measurements are the basis of what is known as craniology. These cranial measurements were also used to draw a connection between women and black people. Female skulls generally have rounder orbitsand narrower jaws. Male skulls on average have larger, broader palatessquarer orbitslarger mastoid processeslarger sinusesand larger occipital condyles than those of females.In The Skull Beneath the Skin, the second Cordelia Gray mystery from P.D.
James, Cordelia is hired to protect a beautiful but neurotic actress and soon becomes embroiled in a case as dangerous to her life as it is mysterious/5. The chapter title is a quote from T.S. Eliot about the Jacobean playwright John Webster, who had a knack for seeing the darker side of human nature beneath the masks they wear, and wrote 'The Duchess of Malfi' and 'The White Devil'.
The Skull Beneath the Skin’ is almost a hybrid text because it is Contemporary but also blends classic ‘cosy’ style conventions with hard-boiled characteristics. Firstly, the fact that James has made the detective female is a significant subversion, it conveys the changing times in which it was written, Marking the return of Cordelia Gray, The Skull Beneath the Skin is a complex mystery which more than lives up to its predecessor, An Unsuitable Job for a Woman.
Hired to protect a beautiful but neurotic actress, Cordelia Gray soon becomes embroiled in a case . Detail of the chin, showing how the mounded form on the surface is determined by the skull beneath This is a photo taken on the set while I was "in the zone" working and oblivious to the camera.
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