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 …
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Original title: Evidence of Amputation in Prehistoric Times Shows Patient Surviving for a Decade–Proves Medical Expertise Existed