oa South African Medical Journal - Some evidence for a trepanation cult in the Bushman race
|Article Title||Some evidence for a trepanation cult in the Bushman race|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Medical Journal|
|Affiliations||1 Anatomy Department, University of Cape Town|
|Publication Date||Mar 1937|
|Pages||183 - 191|
|Keyword(s)||Anthropology, Bushmen, Surgery and Trepanation|
In this pape I have given a short account of humanity's earliest attempts at surgery. Concentrating chiefly on trepanation, I have given a summary of the history of this operation, and by means, and, by means of six Bushman skulls, I have tried to demonstrate that the trepanation cult was also practiced in a primitive form by the Bushman race.
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