|Dr. Rufus B. Weaver and the nervous system of Harriet Cole|
Wednesday, March 7, 2018
The meticulously extracted nervous system of a 19th-century woman on display at Hahnemann Medical College
Last summer I put up a post about a remarkable whole nervous system dissection that was carried out at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. The inimitable Dr. Mark Cohen recently sent me an article about a similar dissection performed at Hahnemann Medical College in Philadelphia by Dr. Rufus B. Weaver. The dissection, which took place in 1888 over the course of five months, was performed on a 35-year-old woman who had given permission for her body to be used for the furtherance of science.