Re: Trephination

Christopher Pound (pound@IS.RICE.EDU)
Fri, 23 Feb 1996 11:33:22 -0600

> ... there are trephynations being performed today in the US.

Learn more than you ever wanted to know about the revival of trepanation
at ... (Retry a few times
if at first the URL doesn't work, but I'm telling you now, you really
don't want to know.) But, maybe some of this is urban legend or sick joke?
I've run across this document twice on Usenet, which is a good reason to
suspect it. Moreover, it's cited by Third Eye Marketing in their webpage
for the TREP-O-MATIC 2000, which really seems like a joke ("Artificially
intelligent microprocessor ..."); see

Christopher Pound (
Dept. of Anthropology, Rice University