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Are geniuses born or made?

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"If you do believe that genius is this thing that can be singled out and cultivated and nurtured," says McMahon, "what an incredible tragedy that thousands of geniuses or potential geniuses have withered and died."

Nearby, visitors can gawk at the bladder stones of Chief Justice John Marshall, and a thighbone from a Civil War soldier with the wounding bullet still in place. On the lower level the fused livers of 19th-century conjoined twins Chang and Eng float in a glass vessel.


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