Philly Head Cheese: How Einstein’s Brain Ended Up at the Mütter Museum

In the early morning hours of April 18, 1955, Albert Einstein died at Princeton Hospital in New Jersey. Thomas Harvey, the pathologist on duty that night, performed the autopsy and determined that the professor had died of an abdominal aortic aneurysm. What he did next has been the subject of great controversy over the last … Read more

Mütter Museum: The World’s Largest Macabre Displays of Bodies and Body Parts

America’s finest museum of medical history, right here in Philly, the Mütter displays its beautifully preserved collections of anatomical specimens, models, and medical instruments in a 19th century “cabinet museum” setting. The goal of the Museum is to help the public understand the mysteries and beauty of the human body while appreciating the history of … Read more