Cranial trephine.

Cranial trephine.
2 9 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm

Description

A trephine is a crown saw used for perforating the skull and removing a circle of tisue or bone. Trephination as a therapeutic or magico-religious procedure dates back to Neolithic times, with trephines (or 'trepans') often used as a method of releasing evil spirits from the patient. Over the centuries, this surgical procedure continued to be used to treat a variety of symptoms, from migraine to mental illnes. Dimensions: length 208mm; diameter 50mm; width 70mm.

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