Samples of Einstein’s brain come to Philly museum

PHILADELPHIA (AP) ? A medical museum in Philadelphia has some pieces of Albert Einstein’s brain on display.

Lucy Rorke-Adams donated 46 slides of Einstein’s gray matter Thursday to the Mutter Museum of the College of Physicians.

The 82-year-old doctor neuropathologist has worked at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia for 47 years. She said she wanted to make sure the slides were safely in a museum.

She says Einstein’s brain looks youthful for a man his age. He was 76 when he died in 1955.

A colleague gave her the slides in the mid-1970s. That person got them from the widow of a doctor who helped arrange for the preparation of the brain samples.

The bulk of Einstein’s brain is at the University Medical Center at Princeton, where the autopsy was performed.


Information from: The Philadelphia Inquirer,