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Curio

Brain Booster

By Steve Moyer | HUMANITIES, January/February 2011 | Volume 32, Number 1

This ingenious handmade apparatus for cranial osteopathy, ca. 1930s, was constructed from pieces of two catchers’ mitts and a belt. Cranial osteopathy, developed by Dr. William Sutherland, attempted to improve dysfunctional cranial rhythmic impulses in order to enhance spinal fluid flow. The practice is not, however, discussed in standard medical texts.

Steve Moyer is associate editor of humanities magazine.