> I'm no medical expert, but when a child is born the
> bones in the skull go
> through quite a lot of distortion.
Is it the actual bones that go through the disortion,
or is it the fact that none of the sutures are fused
and can slide over each other. If so, the bones
themselves presumably wouldn't be distorted.
The only vageuly interesting thing that I know about
caesarian sections is that caesar was supposed to have
been born by one, but wasn't, since caesarian sections
at that time resulted in the death of the mother.
Does anyone know whether a) this is true (I think I
heard it on QI so I reserve judgement!) and b) whether
the same would apply to the medieval period (Isn't
there a random scene at the beginning of Robin
Hood:Prince of Thieves where Morgan Freeman perfoms a
caesarian section and makes some comment about doing
it on horses all the time?!)
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