Definition of Trepanation

1. Noun. The practice of drilling a hole in the skull as a physical, mental, or spiritual treatment. ¹



¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Trepanation

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Trepanation

1. Synonym: trephination. (05 Mar 2000)

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Literary usage of Trepanation

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1. The British and Foreign Medical Review: Or Quarterly Journal of Practical (1841)
"Bemerkungen iiber die Weise wie die Oeffnung in dem Schadel nach der trepanation, oder anderem Knochenverlust, ausgefullt wird. Von Dr. G. VROT. ..."

2. The Art of Attack: Being a Study in the Development of Weapons and by Henry Swainson Cowper (1906)
"The evidence shews that this prehistoric trepanation was real treatment for actual wounds ... The object of the posthumous trepanation remains obscure (2). ..."

3. The Modern Treatment of Nervous and Mental Diseases by William Alanson White, Smith Ely Jelliffe (1913)
"Paul Broca suggested that the great frequency of trepanation in the neolithic age ... The fact that trepanation, cauterization, and other mutilating cranial ..."

4. American Medicine (1913)
"His latest publication on the subject1 brings our knowledge of An Ancient Surgical Operation.—One 'Les Origines de la trepanation ..."

5. Canada Lancet (1896)
"The operation performed for that purpose " trepanation " was well known to ancient surgeons. Hippocrates gives in a clear and concise manner the indications ..."

6. Special pathology and therapeutics of the diseases of domestic animals v. 2 by Ferenc Hutyra (1913)
"Joest described a case in a dog in which a plug of cotton was left in the frontal sinus after trepanation, and caused a purulent catarrh. ..."

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