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fracture cranii

David E Connor, Prashant Chittiboina, Anil Nanda
The authors trace the etymology and historical significance of galea or epicranial aponeurosis. In ancient Greece, galea referred to a helmet worn by soldiers, typically made of animal hide or leather. Throughout antiquity, physicians referred to all soft tissue between the skin and the skull as panniculus, a standard established by Galen of Pergamon. A manual of surgery in the Middle Ages referred to the entire scalp as a "great panicle that is called pericranium." During the early Renaissance, Leonardo da Vinci famously and stylistically analogized the dissection of the cranium with the peeling of an onion...
August 2014: Journal of Neurosurgery
J Montaut, M Stricker
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January 1971: Revue D'oto-neuro-ophtalmologie
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