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Phineas Gage (Paperback): John Fleischman

Phineas Gage (Paperback)

John Fleischman

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Phineas Gage was truly a man with a hole in his head. Phineas, a railroad construction foreman, was blasting rock near Cavendish, Vermont, in 1848 when a thirteen-pound iron rod was shot through his brain. Miraculously, he survived to live another eleven years and become a textbook case in brain science.

At the time, Phineas Gage seemed to completely recover from his accident. He could walk, talk, work, and travel, but he was changed. Gage "was no longer Gage," said his Vermont doctor, meaning that the old Phineas was dependable and well liked, and the new Phineas was crude and unpredictable.

His case astonished doctors in his day and still fascinates doctors today. What happened and what didn't happen inside the brain of Phineas Gage will tell you a lot about how your brain works and how you act human.


Imprint: Houghton Mifflin
Country of origin: United States
Release date: March 2002
First published: November 2004
Authors: John Fleischman
Dimensions: 231 x 190 x 8mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 86
ISBN-13: 978-0-618-49478-1
Categories: Books > Children's & Educational > Humanities > History > General
Books > Children's & Educational > Science > Biology, life sciences > General
Books > Children's & Educational > Leisure interests, hobbies & sport > Astrology, mysteries & the unexplained > General
LSN: 0-618-49478-2
Barcode: 9780618494781

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