Saturday, March 15, 2008

Science Saturday

Greek dig yields evidence of early brain surgery

The skull of a young woman shows a wound that indicates an attempt to
save her life, nearly 1,800 years ago.
From the Associated Press
March 15, 2008

THESSALONIKI, GREECE -- Greek archaeologists have unearthed evidence of what they believe was brain surgery performed nearly 1,800 years ago on a young woman who died during or shortly after the operation (the rest of the story)


Just a few feet away archaeologists unearthed evidence of the first medical malpractice lawsuit. (insert rim-shot)

Photos: Greek Culture Ministry, Coinlink

1 comment:

cube said...

That may explain why so few trepaning associations exist today.