The Man Who Stole Einstein’s Brain (2023)

The Man Who Stole Einstein’s Brain is a fascinating documentary about Dr. Thomas Stoltz Harvey, the chief pathologist who stole Albert Einstein’s brain during the autopsy. With aspirations of scientific stardom, Harvey strikes a secret deal with Einstein’s estate to safeguard the brain for science, but the decision haunts him for the rest of his life. Cutting the brain into 240 pieces, he spends years hiding it secretly while his personal and professional life crumbles. This stranger-than-fiction portrait features rare access to Harvey’s words and interviews with those who knew him best.

Review by May Gezahegn

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