but still we notice that the left breast, following the law of gravitation, has gently drooped into the armpit, and is clearly marked otf at its anterior margin. When women have weak breasts, the breasts become so flattened in this posture, that their presence can only be recognised by the somewhat noticeable fullness in the
Fig. 134. Half-sitting, half lying position.
armpit. This position therefore makes the general impression of the female trunk more youthful, and, when the breasts are inconsiderably developed, approximates it to the fornis of a child.
In Fig. 136 we see a young Austrian woman of distinct stoutness and whose skin has little elasticity, in a half-bent dorsal position with slight rotation towards the left.
The character of the flexion is intensified by the lowering of the arms.