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Phineas Gage

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monzac
1267628.  Thu Dec 21, 2017 3:54 am Reply with quote

According to the Smithsonian Institution magazine, and contrary to Rhod Gilbert's recollection, the tamping rod did not remain lodged in Gage's skull. His personality change, however, is supported by contemporaneous accounts.

A photo of Gage was found about 30 years ago, but not identified as being of him until 20 years later.

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crissdee
1267636.  Thu Dec 21, 2017 4:59 am Reply with quote

I didn't think Rhod's account was correct, but I hadn't got round to checking it. You saved me the bother. For a man who had an iron rod blown through his head, he looks a fairly presentable chap.

 
monzac
1267732.  Thu Dec 21, 2017 12:58 pm Reply with quote

The scar is visible under his fringe and he's holding the tamping rod.


Mask of Gage's face beside his skull.

 
monzac
1267733.  Thu Dec 21, 2017 1:00 pm Reply with quote


The photo in full.

 
crissdee
1267774.  Thu Dec 21, 2017 6:35 pm Reply with quote

Now I look, I can indeed see the scar, but compared to others who have suffered similar injuries, he looks quite well.

 

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