Ancient Greek neurosurgery

080312-ap-brain-picture_big.jpgVia the blog Neurophilosophy comes a story about a recent archaeological discovery of the skeleton of an Ancient Greek woman whose skull contains marks of neurosurgery.

The skeleton of the woman, believed to be roughly 25 years old at the time of her death, dates from the 3rd century A.D. and was found in Veria, a town in northern Greece. Site excavators have described that the woman had suffered a severe head trauma and was treated with brain surgery. For full details, see: news

About Jennifer Bazar

Jennifer Bazar is a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Toronto and Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care. Her research focuses on the history of psychiatric institutionalization.