Einstein’s Brain on Display at Mutter Museum

A CHOP neuropathologist donated slides of Albert Einstein's brain to the College of Physician's Mütter Museum.

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Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia senior neuropathologist Lucy Rorke-Adams made a major contribution to medical history yesterday: She donated 46 slides of Albert Einstein’s brain to the Mütter Museum of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia.

Rorke-Adams made the announcement on a CBS Philly talk show yesterday, saying she believes “these slides belong to history. The College of Physicians is the appropriate place for them.”

Rorke-Adams received the slides from a colleague in the 1970s and says, after studying them herself, noticed some peculiarities given Einstein’s age (76) at death. “I’ve looked at brains for more than 50 years,” she said on CBS Philly.”Einstein’s brain is that of a young person. It is really remarkable. It does not show any of the changes we associate with age.”

Want to see for yourself? The slides are currently on display at the Mütter Museum.

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