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Phineas Gage : A Gruesome but True Story About Brain Science (Reprint) (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.

Tells the story of Phineas Gage, a railroad construction foreman who survived eleven years years after an accident in which a thirteen-pound iron rod shot through his brain.
Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 86
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Sub-Genre: Animals / General, Science + Nature / Anatomy + Physiology
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Age Range: 9-12 years
Author: John Fleischman
Language: English
Street Date: November 1, 2004
TCIN: 11327331
UPC: 9780618494781
Item Number (DPCI): 248-00-4156
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