| May 10, 2006
Trephination is an ancient surgical procedure where a hole is drilled in the skull. This kit is circa 1750. (via Boing Boing)
< Previous post HMO bait and switch
Next post > The sad case of a psychotherapist duped by the Nigerian e-mail scam
Comments are moderated before they are published. Please read the comment policy.
Trephination was also apparently the standard of care for people with delusions and hallucinations (i.e. schizophrenia) in eras before Galen and Hippocrates….
And in the 20th century, we had frontal lobotomy in which a burr hole was drilled and further refined by using an ice pick….
The best of KevinMD.com.
Only on Facebook.
site by Out:think Group
Welcome to KevinMD.com, social media's leading physician voice.
Get free updates delivered to your inbox.