Is Einstein’s brain still around or was it buried with him?

After New Jersey Monthly journalist Steven Levy asked this question back in the mid-1970s, he tracked Einstein’s brain down to a shelf in the study of Dr. Thomas Harvey, —the doctor in Wichita, Kansas, who performed Einstein’s autopsy in 1955.

The brain was separated into lobes and kept in two mason jars inside a cardboard box marked with the label “Costa Cider.”

Last we checked, Harvey still keeps the brain in a jar in his office, except for when he takes it on the occasional outing.

For example, Harvey schlepped the brain cross-country to visit Einstein’s granddaughter in 1997, reuniting the two generations after Einstein’s death.

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