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A Firsthand Account of Trepanation

trepanation_crown_trepanCheck out Neurophilosophy for a delightful interview with Heather Perry, one of the very small number of people to have drilled into her skull in hopes of finding enlightenment.

“I wrapped my head up in a towel and we got out of there. A couple of days later, we had another go. We abandoned the hand trepan and got an electric drill instead. I injected myself with a local anaesthetic and then slashed a big T-shaped incision in my scalp, right down to the bone. I was sat there in the bathroom feeling quite relaxed and they started with the drill”

And don’t miss the “Illustrated History of Trepanation” from the same site!


Anatomy Fashions from

Another good page of random anatomy fashion goodies….

Anatomy is subdivided into gross anatomy and microscopic anatomy. Gross anatomy, also called topographical anatomy, regional anatomy, or anthropotomy is the study of anatomical structures that can be seen by unaided vision with the naked eye. Microscopic anatomy is the study of minute anatomical…..