Re: trepanation/trephination note

Jacinta Miller (jascraig@GEKO.NET.AU)
Thu, 22 Feb 1996 16:51:55 +1100

At 07:51 AM 21/02/96 -0700, you wrote:
>I was surprised to see that my Oxford dictionary lists both spellings for
>this practice. Anyway, it has continued to be practiced at least in the
>fairly recent past. I remember a pathology text I was looking at had an
>illustration of a contemporary African male (this was about 1970), one
>photo with a hat on and the next with the hat off, showing that the top
>of his skull had been removed and the scalp sewn back over the hole.
> Lynn
I have not encounted this before...

Why did/do they do this????

Jacinta Miller