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Horsley-type skull saw, London, England, 1900-1926

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    Glossary: skull saw

    A saw used to cut through the skull. This was often used in preperation for brain surgery.

    Glossary: craniotomy

    Surgical removal of a portion of the skull in order to access the brain. The procedure is also done to a dead foetus in order to ease delivery.

    Glossary: neurosurgery

    A surgical speciality that treats diseases and disorders of the brain, spinal cord, and nervous system.