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Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Best Post of December 2014: The Einstein/Rorke-Adams Connection
The next in our "Best of the Month" series comes from Tuesday, December 16, 2014:
Dr. Lucy Rorke-Adams
I'm not sure how many in the neuropathology community know this, but our renowned colleague Lucy Rorke-Adams donated slices of Albert Einstein's brain to the Mütter Museum and Historical Medical Library in Philadelphia. Rorke-Adams, a senior neuropathologist at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, donated the 46 slices of brain tissue to
the museum in 2011. Rorke-Adams had received the slides as a gift from
local doctor, who in turn had received them from his colleague, a
neuropathologist who examined the slides on behalf of Thomas Harvey, the
man who removed Einstein's brain during an autopsy in 1955. Guess where
my first stop will be on my next visit to Philly?