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Does the University of Kansas have a piece of Albert Einstein's brain?

While we cannot find any department at the University of Kansas that has a piece of Albert Einstein's brain, we did find that Thomas Harvey, the pathologist that stole Einstein's brain lived in Wichita and Lawrence, Kansas for a time. For more information, check out this Wichita Eagle article about Harvey and the brain from 1993 or this article from NPR from 2005 on the issue. Thomas Harvey eventually donated the remainder of the brain to Princeton Hospital after keeping it in his possession for many decades. The Mütter Museum of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia has various slides of pieces of the brain on display. Learn more about the pieces on exhibit here.


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