A Conversation for Trepanation

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Post 1

Just zis Guy, you know? † Cyclist [A690572] :: At the 51st centile of ursine intelligence

You go to the medicine man and tell him you feel bad - he drills a hole in your head. He asks if you feel better. How likely is it you're going to say no? You want he should drill another hole, already?


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Post 2

Vonce

Actually, yes. A skull was found that had been trepanated several times. Apparently some primitive people found the effects of trepanation so desirable, they had several.


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Post 3

Just zis Guy, you know? † Cyclist [A690572] :: At the 51st centile of ursine intelligence

Or maybe they were too stupid to say "yes?"


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Post 4

The Apprentice

The South American tribes - like the Incas and Aztecs - were users of the technique and certainly weren't stupid. These guys were not "ug-ug" cave men, and skulls have been found with a plethora of partially regenerated cranial holes.


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