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Evidence for stone age cranial surgery

Overview of attention for article published in Nature, May 1997
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (86th percentile)

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2 blogs
1 tweeter
1 Wikipedia page


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72 Mendeley
Evidence for stone age cranial surgery
Published in
Nature, May 1997
DOI 10.1038/387360a0
Pubmed ID

Kurt W. Alt, Christian Jeunesse, Carlos H. Buitrago-Téllez, Rüdiger Wächter, Eric Boës, Sandra L. Pichler

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Japan 1 1%
Finland 1 1%
Sweden 1 1%
Belgium 1 1%
Unknown 68 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 13 18%
Researcher 12 17%
Student > Bachelor 10 14%
Professor > Associate Professor 6 8%
Student > Master 6 8%
Other 15 21%
Unknown 10 14%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 13 18%
Arts and Humanities 9 13%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 7 10%
Neuroscience 6 8%
Social Sciences 6 8%
Other 15 21%
Unknown 16 22%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 17. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 23 October 2021.
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So far Altmetric has tracked 84,003 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 94.3. This one has gotten more attention than average, scoring higher than 57% of its peers.
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