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The learned doctors held a consultation, and resolved to trepan the skull and extract the worm.
Figs. 141 to 146 are of the connections to the trepan and spears or rods.
If our Vulcans now-a-days were to trepan the heads of our Jupiters, they would find nothing in them!
The sheep necessarily dies at last, unless we remove the parasite by means of the trepan.
The surgical trepan is a different word altogether, and belongs to Greco-Lat.
Well, suppose there's a hundred chances to one the trepan kills him on the spot—what then?'
THE HOUSE BY THE CHURCH-YARDJ. SHERIDAN LE FANU
They seldom trepan; a surgeon who attempted to perform it, would himself be perhaps in want of it.
But the point I refer to is this: the old instrument, the trepan, had a handle like a wimble, what we call a brace or bit-stock.
MEDICAL ESSAYSOLIVER WENDELL HOLMES, SR.
We ought therefore to try other means, and trepan the bone in several places, till whatever is rotten be taken away.
It is more properly spelled trapanned, and is not to be confused with the verb trepan, to remove a piece of the skull.

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