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DEC 31, 2013 - Huffington Post

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Signs Of Cranial Surgery Seen In Peruvian Skulls Dating Back 1,000 Years (PHOTOS)

Feeling a little off your game today? How about a nice hole in your skull? University of California researchers have found compelling new evidence that ancient Peruvian healers practiced a primitive form of cranial surgery more than 1,000 years ago. Known as trepanning or trepanation, the procedure involved removing a small piece of the patient's skull. It was used to treat health issues ranging from head injuries to heartsickness. Healers used various tools and techniques in their surgery, including scraping and cutting implements and hand-operated drills. "When you get a knock on the ... Read More

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