I once had the unusual, though unhappy, the opportunity of observing the same phenomenon in the brain structure of a man, who, in a paroxysm of alcoholic excitement
decapitated himself under the wheel of a railway carriage, and whose brain was instantaneously evolved from the skull by the crash
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The brain itself, entire, was before me within three minutes after the death. It exhaled the odor of spirit most distinctly, and its membranes and minute structures were vascular in the extreme. It looked as if it had been recently injected with vermilion.
The white matter of the cerebrum, studded with red points, could scarcely be distinguished, when it was incised, by its natural whiteness; and the pia mater, or internal vascular membrane covering the brain, resembled a delicate web of coagulated red blood, so tensely were its fine vessels engorged
I should add that this condition extended through both the larger and the smaller brain, the cerebrum and cerebellum, but was not so marked in the medulla or commencing portion of the spinal cord