Trepanning instruments, circa 1790
These illustrations are from a book on European medicine introduced to Japan via the Dutch trading post at Nagasaki. Pictured here are various trepanning tools used to bore holes in the skull as a form of medical treatment.
Ah, an illustration of how I feel this week.
Bell, Charles. The Anatomy of the brain, explained in a series of engravings, 1802
Galerie Bassenge, Decorative Prints, Berlin Germany, Oct 16th