Forty-six slides containing pieces of Einstein's brain were donated to the museum by a neuropathologist from the city's children's hospital who wanted to ensure this bit of medical and scientific history was properly preserved and shared with the public.
The majority of the samples remain at Princeton's University Medical Center, where the autopsy of the groundbreaking physicist was performed at the time of his death. Researchers studied Einstein's brain over the last five decades searching for any physical clues when compared to other brains to explain the genius of the Nobel Prize winner.
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