Russian educational preserved specimen human pituitary gland


This is a very unusual item. It is a preserved human pituitary gland.  I am not sure how this has been preserved, but it appears to be mounted in a gelatine like substance in a glass box.

The label says "456 Pituitary gland". On the reverse it seems to translate as "checked out" with a date that appears to be 1978. This came from a collection of Russian medical / biological models and specimens, probably from a university.

The box measures 12.5cm x 9.5cm and seems to have a metal loop for hanging the specimen.

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