Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Trepanation kit

Just came across a lovely trepanation kit, featured on BoingBoing. David Pescovitz writes:
Over the years, I've spotted many trephination tools at various antique scientifica dealers. But this complete set is by far the most stately I've ever seen. No wonder it's in London's Wellcome Collection on display as part of their current Brains exhibition.
To see a picture of the kit and read more about it, see Skull drill set from the 18th century.