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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Feilding was an advocate for trepanning; an ancient practice which involved drilling or scraping a hole, usually into the skull, and exposing the thick membrane known as the Dura mater, to treat problems within the head...(continue)