Palmistry Hand Notebook
Palmistry, the art or practice of reading a person's character or future from the lines on the palms, has been around for a very long time. Information on the laws and practice of hand reading have been found in the bible and early semitic writings. Aristotle (384~322 BC) discovered a treatise on palmistry on an altar to the god Hermes. The Greek physicians Hippocrates and Galen (AD 130~200) were both savvy re the the use of palmistry as a potential clinical aid. And Julius Caesar (102~44 BC) judged his men by palmistry.
Advances in genetics, psychology and forensics (e.g. fingerprint technology) have propelled palmistry into the modern age. Medical researchers studying skin patterns (dermatoglyphics), have discovered a correspondence between genetic abnormalities and unusual markings in the hand e.g. research has confirmed a link between specific fingerprint patterns and heart disease. (Handy to know.)
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