The learned doctors held a consultation, and resolved to trepan the skull and extract the worm.
Do all the Fractures of the Skull require the use of the trepan?
If our Vulcans now-a-days were to trepan the heads of our Jupiters, they would find nothing in them!
What is that deep Fracture, wherein the use of the trepan is absolutely necessary?
Figs. 141 to 146 are of the connections to the trepan and spears or rods.
Must all these Signs appear before a Determination can be made of the necessity of using the trepan?
But what a thoughtless animal is man,—How very active in his own trepan!
What is requisite to be done in a doubtful Occasion; Must the trepan be apply'd or omitted?
The trepan of M. Kind contains some peculiar details, which are shown in Figs. 97, 98.
We ought therefore to try other means, and trepan the bone in several places, till whatever is rotten be taken away.
c.1400, from French trépaner (14c.), from Medieval Latin trepanum "a saw for cutting out small pieces of bone from the skull," from Greek trypanon, from trypan "to bore," related to trype "hole" (cf. Old Church Slavonic truplu "hollow"), from PIE root *tere- "to rub, turn" (see throw). Related: Trepanned; trepanning.
trepan tre·pan (trĭ-pān')
A trephine. v. tre·panned, tre·pan·ning, tre·pans