Trephination kit for sale on eBay

Trephination is an ancient surgical procedure where a hole is drilled in the skull. This kit is circa 1750. (via Boing Boing)

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  • Maria

    Trephination was also apparently the standard of care for people with delusions and hallucinations (i.e. schizophrenia) in eras before Galen and Hippocrates….

  • Anonymous

    And in the 20th century, we had frontal lobotomy in which a burr hole was drilled and further refined by using an ice pick….