1 of 4 intact human nervous systems in existence. It was dissected by 2 medical students in 1925, taking them a total of 1500 hours to remove from a human body.
Our nervous system is made up of tiny and delicate nerves and nerve endings which make it impossible for anyone to extract the intact nervous system from a dead body. Or so we thought! Two medical students managed to overthrow this theory in 1925 when they succeeded in extract an intact human nervous system. It took them about 1,500 hours to complete this task.
The specimen was put under glass in order to be used for educational purposes by other medical students. This picture shows 1 of the four completely intact human nervous system specimens in existence today.