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Reaching The Brain : The Skull And The Saw

A lecture on the history of trepanning and brain surgery.

Trepanning is one of the most ancient operations known to man. Prehistoric skulls with man-made holes have been found - made in a bid to allow oxygen onto the brain, or to release evil spirits...? Discover the medicines, fearsome drills and brutal saws once used in this worrying practice.


Museum Curatorial Staff | talks


Date and Time:

15 April 2006 at 2:00 pm


1 hour



Old Operating Theatre, Museum & Herb Garret
9a St Thomas' Street
020 7188 2679

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Available from:

Old Operating Theatre Museum, on the day. Or phone in advance to reserve on 020 7188 2679.

Additional Information:

Due to essential roof repairs, the museum is currently located in the Crypt of St Thomas' Church, at 9a St Thomas' Street

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