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  • Skull Boring Instrument Trephine / Sold

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    Skull Boring Instrument – “Trephine” - Inventory Number: MED 159 / Sold

    Civil War surgeons utilized trephines to perform minor brain surgery during the conflict. About 200 attempts at “trepanation,” or drilling into the skull, were recorded during the conflict. Surgeons utilized trepanation to relieve swelling on the brain from serious head injuries or certain types of fevers.

    Inventory Number: MED 159 / Sold