Book Discussion on Phineas Gage

Mr. Fleischman discussed his book Phineas Gage: A Gruesome but True Story about Brain Science, published by Houghton Mifflin… read more

Mr. Fleischman discussed his book Phineas Gage: A Gruesome but True Story about Brain Science, published by Houghton Mifflin Company. In 1848, Phineas Gage, a railroad construction foreman, was blasting rock near Cavendish, Vermont. An accidental explosion caused a thirteen-pound iron rod to shoot through his brain. The iron rod entered below his left cheekbone and exited through the front of his skull. At the time, Gage seemed to completely recover from his mishap. He could walk, talk and work but his personality and demeanor seemed changed. Gage lived another eleven years and his story has become a textbook case in brain science. Photographs, drawings, a resource listing and an index help document the narrative. A question and answer period followed Mr. Fleischman’s remarks. close

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Sep 28, 2002

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