Trepanation: History, Discovery, Theory
Robert Arnott, Stanley Finger, Chris Smith
Psychology Press, 2003 - Medical - 350 pages
This volume will look at the history of trepanation, the identification of skulls, the tools used to make the cranial openings, and theories as to why trepanation might have been performed many thousands of years ago.
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