An interesting incident took place in 1955 after the death of the great scientist Albert Einstein. His brain went missing from the dead body. After his death at Princeton Hospital, the Pathologist Dr Thomas Harvey took out Einstein’s brain after conducting the autopsy. Although Dr Harvey was a pathologist, not a neurologist but he promised to let parts of his brain for research and scientific studies.
After getting Einstein’s brain in 1955, no significant finding came out. Until 1985 Diamond’s research paper revealed that there exist a number of Glial cells than in usual.
Dr Harvey had a long possession of Einstein’s brain and it was apparently stolen until Einstein’s son Alan gave him permission to keep it for scientific studies. In 2010, Harvey’s heir gave all his belongings to National Museum of Health and Medicine, which included 14 whole brain’s photograph.
In 2013, 46 small portions of Einstein’s brain given to Mütter Museum in Philadelphia. The Brain of genius still exist in this world can be seen on your wish.
But the saga of taking out the brain is not new, almost a hundred year ago German mathematician Carl Friedrich Gauss brain was let out for studies.
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