Trepanation to Treat a Head Wound: A Case of Neurosurgery from 13th-Century Tuscany.


During the archaeological excavations conducted in the 13th century cemetery of the Church of Sant'Agostino in Poggibonsi (Tuscany, Italy), a skull with evidence of neurosurgical intervention was brought to light. The skull, belonging to an adult male, shows two traumatic lesions produced by bladed instruments. The first lesion, located on the anterior part… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.wneu.2017.04.160


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