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Trepanation : discovery, history, theory

Author: Robert Arnott; Stanley Finger; C U M Smith
Publisher: Lisse ; Exton, Pa. : Swets & Zeitlinger, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume will look at the history of trepanation, the identification of skulls, the tools used to make the cranial openings, and theories as to why trepanation might have been performed many  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Arnott; Stanley Finger; C U M Smith
ISBN: 9026519230 9789026519239
OCLC Number: 52514868
Description: xii, 408 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Ephraim George Squier's Peruvian skull and the discovery of cranial trepanation / Hiran R. Fernando & Stanley Finger --
On the birth of trepanation : the thoughts of Paul Broca and Victor Horsley / Stanley Finger & William T. Clower --
The pathology of trepanation : differential diagnosis, healing and dry bone appearance in modern cases / Andreas G. Nerlich [and others] --
Review of trepanations in British antiquity focusing on funerary context to explain their occurrence / Charlotte Roberts & Jaqueline McKinley --
Trepanations and pseudotrepanations : evidence of cranial surgery from prehistoric and early historic Ireland / Barra Ó Donnabhain --
Ancient trepanations and differential diagnosis : a re-evaluation of skeletal remains from Denmark / Pia Bennike --
Trepanation in the Portuguese late Neolithic, Chalcolithic and early Bronze Age periods / Ana Maria Silva --
A Neolithic case of cranial trepanation (Eira Pedrinha, Portugal) / Rui Pedro Gama & Eugénia Cunha --
New cases of cranial trepanation / Gaspare Daggieri & Martina di Giacomo --
Celtic trepanations in Austria / Rupert Breitwieser --
A Bregmatic ossicle resembling a trepanation from an eleventh-century skeleton excavated from cemetery area now within the Prague Castle, Czech Republic / Marshall Joseph Becker --
Prehistoric trepanations in Russia : ritual or surgical? / Maria Mednikova --
Cranial surgery : the Epipalaeolithic to Neolithic populations of Ukraine / Malcolm Lillie --
Perforating skull trauma in ancient Egypt and evidence for early neurosurgical therapy / Andreas G. Nerlich [and others] --
Four cases of trepanation from Mongolia, showing surgical variation / Naran Bazarsad --
Trepanations and perforated crania from Iron Age South Siberia : an exercise in differential diagnosis / Eileen Murphy --
Trepanation in prehistoric South America : geographic and temporal trends over 2,000 years / John W. Verano --
Pre-Columbian skull trepanation in North America / James L. Stone & Javier Urcid --
Galen and the uses of trepanation / Julius Rocca --
Lorenz Heister (1683-1758) and the "Bachmann case" : social setting and medical practice of trepanation in eighteenth-century Germany / Marion Maria Ruisinger --
The evolution of cranial saws and related instruments / John Kirkup --
Trepanation from the Palaeolithic to the Internet / Charles C. Gross --
Why trepan? : contributions from medical history and the South Pacific / Graham Martin --
An overview from Neolithic times to Broca / F. Clifford Rose --
The future direction of research / Don Brothwell.
Responsibility: edited by Robert Arnott, Stanley Finger, C.U.M. Smith ; with the support of Boleslav Lichterman, Rupert Breitweiser.
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