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Samples of Einstein's brain come to Philly museum

Thursday - 11/17/2011, 2:40pm  ET

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.

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Information from: The Philadelphia Inquirer, http://www.philly.com


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