It is tasteless to prolong life artificially. I have done my share, it is time to go. I will do it elegantly.” Albert Einstein said on 17 April 1955, just a day before he died in Princeton Hospitals.
Einstein never wanted his body to be studied so he asked to cremate his body and scatter the ashes, getting to know Einstein’s last wishes a pathologist Thomas Harvey, who was very curious about him and what makes him a genius. So he decided to steal his brain and study it. Thomas succeeded in stealing Einstein’s 2.7 pounds of grey matter and eyes to study Einstein’s sheer intelligence and talent.
But soon, he lost his job and took the brain to Philadelphia. He cut it into 240 pieces and stored into jars inside his basement. Thomas had secretly studied the brain and photographed it for almost 40 years. Einstein’s brain was found but overall it was just 46 small pieces. Later, it was exposed that Einstein was smart because he was naturally curious; he also used to play the violin.
And according to researches, people who play music it improve the cognitive powers of their brain. And when Harvey’s research ended, he gave the rest of the brain to Dr. Elliot Krauss. Now in this day, this brain is reserved safety in the Mütter Museum in Philadelphia.