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Contact: Andrea Estrada
University of California - Santa Barbara

New Bone Growth at the Trepanation Site on the Side of the Head

Caption: New bone growth at the trepanation site on the side of the head indicates a successful procedure. However, the holes drilled at the top of the skull were as the individual was dying or shortly after he died.

Credit: Danielle Kurin

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