Re: trepanation/trephination note

Mark W. Barrows (barrowsm@AGATE.NET)
Fri, 23 Feb 1996 08:26:31 -0600

>> 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

At the risk of revealing my ignorance it seems to me that the practice of
trepanation is not only "recent" but alive and well. I know several folks
walking around town here that have had holes drilled or cut through their
skulls for various reasons.

A biologist lurking on the list....
Mark Wilson Barrows
RR #3 BOX 1464
Bangor, ME 04401