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Did The Ancient Greeks Practice Brain Surgery?

03/28/2008 02:46 am ET | Updated Nov 17, 2011

Greek archaeologists said Tuesday they have unearthed rare evidence of what they believe was brain surgery performed nearly 1,800 years ago on a young woman -- who died during or shortly after the operation.

Although references to such delicate operations abound in ancient writings, discoveries of surgically perforated skulls are uncommon in Greece.

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