| 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)
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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….
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