Grave reveals medieval caesarean section

"The medieval remains of a mother and daughter found in North Yorkshire shows signs of an attempted Caesarean operation, scientists have revealed. The 900-year-old grave at Wharram Percy held the remains of a woman aged between 25 and 30 with a baby...

Simon Mays, skeletal biologist at English Heritage's Centre for Archaeology, said the find contradicts previous notions that medieval people got used to death. He said it suggests life was precious and people were prepared to carry out drastic acts to preserve it..."

(from Mirabilis)

No comments: