Oh... The second one must be "Professor Seward Relates a Curious Anecdote," which contains:
In 1947, I began my tenure at the Mösknvorr research laboratory...
Did you know that the word "rodent" is derived from a Latin word meaning "to gnaw"? Well, you can imagine the unsightly calluses that developed on my palms over the years. To this day, I still carry the scars. You see? And then, of course, there's the issue of discharge. Caustic.
Anyway, I'm glad it's one of mine, since I made up the name Mösknvorr -- mangling the word "Moscow" until I came up with something that looked weird, unpronounceable, and difficult to associate with any "real" person.
I don't know how the good doctor felt about palm reading. I suspect he made his own predictions by examining tissue (or fluid) samples under a microscope -- probably after a laborious process of subjecting the samples to various dyes, light-sensitive enzymes, and oscillating magnetic fields. When you think about it, this is probably the most accurate approach.