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19 April 1955 One of the greatest and probably most original of the minds which have created modern science, dies at the age of 76


We much regret to announce the death at Princeton, New Jersey, yesterday of Dr Albert Einstein. He was 76. Dr Einstein had entered hospital in Friday for treatment of arterio-sclerosis.


The body of Dr Einstein was cremated to-day, within fifteen hours of his death. In accordance with arrangements which he made years ago, the brain and other vital organs were removed for medical research and study. The cremation was carried out without ceremony or service. About fifteen persons accompanied the body to the crematorium.

Obituary: Dr Albert Einstein

Manchester Guardian, 19 April 1955.


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The brain of physicist Albert Einstein has been a subject of much research and speculation. Einstein's brain was removed within seven and a half hours of his death. The brain has attracted attention because of Einstein's reputation as one of the foremost geniuses of the 20th century, and apparent regularities or irregularities in the brain have been used to support various ideas about correlations in neuroanatomy with general or mathematical intelligence. Scientific studies have suggested that regions involved in speech and language are smaller, while regions involved with numerical and spatial processing are larger. Other studies have suggested an increased number of glial cells in Einstein's brain.




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One of his (my) favorite quotes by Einstein is:


"Everything should be made as simple as possible--not simpler..."   :)

Or words to that effect...



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