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Evidence of amputation in Prehistoric times shows patient surviving for a decade–proves medical expertise existed

A child that lived in Borneo 31,000 years ago had its left foot amputated and survived for up to nearly a decade.

It is the oldest evidence of surgical limb amputation and pre-dates the previous record by an astonishing 24,000 years.

Those who removed the lower third of the young patient’s leg must have had …

Source video: ABC News (Australia) on Youtube

Source image: Nk / Wikimedia

Source: GoodNewsNetwork.org

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