Re: Trephination

thomas w kavanagh (tkavanag@INDIANA.EDU)
Thu, 22 Feb 1996 15:37:49 -0500

The references was from TD Stewart's 1948 article in teh Handbook of
South American Indians (vol 6, p 45), but all he said was "a few
specimens have been reported from NW Argentina", no other citation.


On Thu, 22 Feb 1996, Anke Schwittay wrote:

> Thanks for the interesting discussion about trephination.
> In "Healers of the Andes", Joseph Bastien describes in great detail a
> trephination performed in the Kallawaya area of Bolivia in the 1960's to
> remove a tumor. The operation was sucessful.
> A couple of days ago somebody (sorry, I don't remember the name) mentioned
> incidents of trephination in NW Argentina. Do you have any specific
> information on that? Have any cases occurred in more recent times?
> Thanks, Anke.