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Preservation of neurons in an AD 79 vitrified human brain

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79 AD eruption victim (Collegium Augustalium, Herculaneum).

The body's features are outlined with the sketch drawn at the time of the discovery (1961). The posterior part of the skull (the occipital bone and part of the parietals) had completely exploded, leaving the inner part visible. A. Vitrified brain fragment collected from the inner part of the skull; B. Vitrified spinal cord fragment from the spine (SEM, scale bars in mm).

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doi: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0240017.g001