June 12, 2024

AndronETalksNews

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Metal plate implanted into head of Peruvian warrior 2,000 years ago is thought to be the world’s first skull surgery

Daily Mail UK

The 2,000 year old skull of a Peruvian warrior was found to have been fused together with metal in one of the world’s oldest examples of advanced surgery, according to a museum.

The Museum of Osteology in Oklahoma says the skull, which is in its collection, is reported to have been that of a man who was injured during battle before having some of the earliest forms of surgery to implant a piece of metal in his head to repair the fracture.

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