Re: Trephination

Adrienne Dearmas (DearmasA@AOL.COM)
Fri, 23 Feb 1996 09:29:28 -0500

In a message dated 96-02-22 14:21:40 EST, af_schw@ALCOR.CONCORDIA.CA (Anke
Schwittay) writes:

>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.

Actually, while at the 1994 Popular Culture conference in Chicago, I met a
woman (never got her name) who was "studying" a revitalization movement of
trephynation in California. Of course, they had focused on the
spiritual/ritual (read structural) aspects of it and negated the medical
(functional) aspects of the practice. But, apparently, in answer to your
question, there are trephynations being performed today in the US.

- Adrienne