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Ray Girvan

Lombroso seems to have had a thing about tattooing. See also:

(1896) "The Savage Origin of Tattooing", Popular Science http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=ryIDAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA793#v=onepage&q&f=false

I love the introduction, which argues that London society ladies must have "an inferior sensitiveness" due to being so "obtuse to pain" as to have tattoos.

John F. Ptak

There's a LOT of cringeworthy sentiments in these works, though entirely appropriate for the time, and more so the pity. L was also into spiritualism it looks like, and perhaps a believer--for all of what he did in his career, the numbers just should'nt've added up for whoo whoo.

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