Professor Ernest Williams gives a demonstration of his invention, the trepan machine, which caused a stir at the Medical Exhibition in London, c.1920. The machine was intended to provide a mechanical basis for trephination, or the drilling of holes in the head to relieve brain pressure or cure mental disorders. 

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The skull with the seashell ear: A female Neolithic skull and its prosthetic seashell ear dating to approx. 300BC, found in a megalithic chamber tomb in Roque dAille in the Var. 

The skull shows evidence the woman had survived trephination and gone on to live for many ears. The artificial ear also shows signs of wear and tear, possibly from the woman playing with it.

Photo by Gustaf Sobin, published in “Luminous Debris: Reflecting on Vestige in Provence and Languedoc” (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1999).


Fic Request:

  • Even the nogitsune!Stiles has a soft spot for Lydia
  • In spite of the Malia and Stiles kiss can you do a fan fic of Lydia getting jealous of it

Rating: T

Genre: Thriller, Nogitsune!Stiles, Jealous!Lydia, missing scene

Author: Cinemariel

Authors note: This takes place while Stiles was missing during The Fox and Wolf. 

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“The crude method of trephining [sic] with the sharpened edge of a stone practiced by peoples living in Peru some 500 or 600 years ago is revealed by the skulls at the National Museum”

William H. Egberts examining trepanned Peruvian skulls in the anthropology laboratory of Smithsonian National Museum, 1926. 

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A Modern Nod to the Past: This is Trephin Bridal

It is 8:30 A.M. on a grey Sunday in Somerville Massachusetts. A car is packed with a collection of Couture wedding gowns, hair tools, Kevin Murphy products and tons of makeup. For what is soon to take place in one of the most industrial parts of town, is the most full scale photo shoot Trephin has done to date. Nathan Prescott, one of Trephin’s revered coiffures arrives coffee in hand and ready to start this photo shoot at Hitched Studios. With months of planning and countless hours of prep, what Nathan and his hand picked team have envisioned and composed will be completed in just under 4 hours. One thing remained true, the team compiled a unique story for each look. Brian Rand and Moe Smith (owners of Trephin Salon) have strong feelings about Nathan as an artist in this respect. “Often I feel most hair stylists make a bride someone they’re not, or the person they were for prom. Nate really gets to know the true woman,” says Rand. “Nate continues to expose himself, learning new things and staying on top of trends which keep him Modern, innovative and really red carpet with a unique edge,” Smith adds.
Join us and gaze upon the lavish, yet simple and understated gowns from Sabella Couture of Boston. Take in the catwalk ready, yet adaptable styling of Nathan Prescott and his exquisite team.

okay so thank you to this person for working off of my previous blurb about the lichtenberg figure on stiles’ back because it helped me to figure out what i think is going on. this explanation of the nogitsune’s history ties in the japanese history pieces with kira’s mother, malia and stiles (with, of course, the possibility that allison is a nogitsune, too) into one big picture of the timeline and big picture that seems to be getting constructed this season.

i think that the nogitsune’s original host was killed in the eichen house in a world war ii era internment camp, attached itself at some point to malia tate and is now possessing stiles. it’s one of the only logical ways that many of the locations are tied together- stiles’ appearance in the coyote den while envisioning himself in the basement of the eichen house, having never been there, for example. also including a brief blurb about how allison is being possessed by a different nogitsune than stiles who was already there when stiles’ nogitsune started possessing him.

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