Operation of the stone

Operation of the stone

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Credit: CORDELIA MOLLOY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: The Extraction of the Stone of Madness. Historical artwork by the Dutch painter Hieronymus Bosch (1450-1516). In Dutch folklore it was believed removing stones from the head was a cure for stupidity.

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