Re: trepanation/trephination note

N. Bannister - L. Maners (landn@AZSTARNET.COM)
Thu, 22 Feb 1996 21:38:33 -0700

Any number of reasons. See the various posts on the subject lately for an
overview. Lynn

On Thu, 22 Feb 1996, Jacinta Miller wrote:

> 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