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Phineas Gage: A Gruesome but True Story About Brain Science

By: Fleischman, John

Price: $11.40

Publisher: New York, Houghton Mifflin: 2002

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 604485


86 pages, index. Book in new condition--from my store inventory. In 1848 Phineas Gage was a railroad construction foreman, blasting rock near Cavendish, Vermont when a thirteen-pound rod was shot through his brain. The man survived and seemed to recover completely--walk, talk, work, travel--but he was not the same man, according to people who knew him. By studying the differences in Gage's personality and the location of his injury--Phineas Gage became the textbook c... View more info