Cutting the skull can cure mental illness epilepsy

Cutting the skull can cure mental illness, epilepsy…

In prehistoric times, using a stone to cut a patient’s skull was used to cure headaches, mental illness, or epilepsy. The first known surgical treatment was an operation called trephining. Trephining ‘trepanning’ involved using a stone instrument to cut a hole in a patient’s skull. In prehistoric times people believed that angry gods or evil spirits caused disease. Curing the sick required calming the gods or driving the evil spirits…

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