Holes in the head

UM neurorehabilitation expert David S. Kushner, M.D., who helps modern patients recover from brain surgery, chronicles the remarkable skill of ancient Peruís cranial surgeons. Even with a highly skilled neurosurgeon, the most effective anesthesia, and all the other advances of modern medicine, most of us would cringe at the thought of undergoing cranial surgery today. […]

Holes in the head

Even with a highly skilled neurosurgeon, the most effective anesthesia, and all the other advances of modern medicine, most of us would cringe at the thought of undergoing cranial surgery today.

Fri 8 Jun 18 from Phys.org

Holes in the Head, Sat 9 Jun 18 from Science Blog

Holes in the head, Fri 8 Jun 18 from Eurekalert

Incas mastered the grisly practice of drilling holes in people's skulls

If you had a hole drilled through your skull in historical times, the odds of surviving the ordeal were far better in the ancient Inca Empire of South America than they were in North America ...

Tue 12 Jun 18 from FOXNews

Incans Were Masters at Grisly Practice of Drilling Holes in People's Skulls

It came down to hygiene and the Incans would have sometimes used their bare fingers during trepanation surgery.

Tue 12 Jun 18 from Livescience

Ancient Peruvian skulls found riddled with HOLES reveal the expertise of Inca cranial surgeries

According to a new study from the University of Miami, more than 800 skulls found in the Andean highlands of Peru show signs of trepanation, having one or more holes surgically cut into them. ...

Mon 11 Jun 18 from Daily Mail

The Incas were better at skull surgery than Civil War doctors

Talk about a crazy procedure!

Fri 8 Jun 18 from ZME Science

Remarkable skill of ancient Peru's cranial surgeons

A neurorehabilitation expert who helps modern patients recover from brain surgery, chronicles the remarkable skill of ancient Peru's cranial surgeons.

Fri 8 Jun 18 from ScienceDaily

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