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I read Driving Mr. Albert a few months ago. In it, Harvey comes off an an exceptionally odd person, and despite his claims that he was keeping Einstein's brain for study, it becomes clear he was keeping it as a trophy. He was, like, 84 when he gave it to Princeton and for most of the time he had it he was just keeping it, not looking around for people to study it. He kept the sectioned brain in two tupperware containers in a closet and seems to have gotten his jollies showing it to people he liked, and refusing to show it to those he didn't like.
From what I read somewhere a few years ago, I recall something along the lines that the two tins were housed in a wooden chest (labeled 'Costa Cider') that sat under the sink (or somesuch).
Maybe he kept them in a crate marked Live Maine Lobsters that he stored under his bed.
Did anyone see the documentary about a Japanese researcher who was in search of the whereabouts of Einstein's brain? It was made in 1994. It ends with the Japanese professor finding the sectioned brain in the home closet of a neuroscientist, where the formaldehyde has already far-evaporated in a few bottles. The Japanese scientist asks if he can take a piece back home with him to Japan, after which the neuroscientist slices a piece off on a bread board warning: is a fake documentary ;)
The doc was a pathologist from the Princeton Hospital.
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