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Shamanic Doctors performed Neurosurgery nearly 3000 years ago

A man who lived in what is now China nearly 3000 years ago had surgery on his skull to treat a head injury. And survived. It suggests that shamanic doctors in that era were capable of carrying out basic neurosurgery.⁠

Qian Wang at Texas A&M University and his colleagues used CT scans to analyse a skull found in The Yanghai cemetery in Xinjiang, China of a man aged between 30 and 35 years who lived sometime around 750 to 800 BC.⁠ The Yanghai cemetery in Xinjiang, China, is a large, ancient burial ground containing the graves of a clan that practised shamanism (generally defined as a belief system using trance to communicate with the supernatural)

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