Word O’ the Day

Trepanation (n.) Removal of a circular piece of bone, especially of the skull

Trepanation has been carried out for both medical and mystical reasons for a long time: Evidence of it has been found in prehistoric human remains and cave paintings from at least 7,000 years ago and suggests that people believed it would cure epileptic seizures and mental disorders. Hippocrates also gave specific directions for the procedure. Stay tuned.