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the dome of the skull.
Historical Examples

The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia Frank Evers Beddard
Aids to Forensic Medicine and Toxicology W. G. Aitchison Robertson
Scientific American Supplement, No. 365, December 30, 1882 Various
Surgical Instruments in Greek and Roman Times John Stewart Milne


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