Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Dr. Thomas Wilson Parry’s trephination:

Early examples of Dr. Thomas Wilson Parry’s trephination studies.
 In these examples he has used various tools to dig into the skull, such as a shark tooth, a drill and flint scraper. He also marks the results.
 These exhibits are from around 1913-1915. They are currently on display at a museum in England.

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In 1970, 27 year old artist, Amanda Feilding, filmed and directed a project titled “heartbeat in the brain”. 
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