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    Re: Navigation errors and Sahara crash 1952
    From: Gary LaPook
    Date: 2015 Jun 1, 09:20 +0000
    And for those who read the Patrick O'Brian, Aubrey/Maturin series you will remember that Dr. Maturin did the same tephining in one of the books which showed common naval practice in the 18th century. I believe the practice actually went back more than a thousand years.

    gl


    From: Francis Upchurch <NoReply_Upchurch@fer3.com>
    To: garylapook@pacbell.net
    Sent: Sunday, May 31, 2015 9:11 PM
    Subject: [NavList] Re: Navigation errors and Sahara crash 1952

    Epidural hematoma.
    Frank , yes, usually follows a day or 2 after a head injury. Even a tiny skull fracture can cause bleeding in the epidural space. the soild skull cannot expand, so the growing blood clot presses down onto  the brain. Unless a small drainage hole is drilled through the skull (tephination) , the patient is likely to die. Trephination, using a simple brace ad bit drill would have been standard military doctor practice, even in 1952.
    C'est la vie.
    Francis




       
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