MEXICO: Heart & Brain

Last week the cold, still heart of Leon Trotsky was removed from his corpse, weighed, and bottled in alcohol. Weight: 1.13 Ib. A surgeon sawed open the Trotsky skull, cut away the brain envelope, severed the nerves leading to the spinal column, lifted out that once-great brain. Weight: 3-44 Ib.*

To the civil cemetery of the Federal District of Mexico in a grey steel casket went the body of Leon Trotsky. It was taken out of the casket, placed on a heavy steel cart. The cart was wheeled to a huge crematory, the door was opened, the body pushed in....

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