Phineas Gage Chapter 1 summary
Updated: 3/9/2020
Phineas Gage Chapter 1 summary
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  • In September 17 1848, Phineas Gagea railroad worker who was capable and always sincere.Unfortunately by an accident histamping iron he used penetrated his head.
  • After he arrived to a hotel in nearest town waiting for doctor. He is perfectly normal and cheerful even his skull is wide opened and bleeding
  • Dr. Harlow arrived hotel and can't believe Phineas' situation. However Dr. Harlow does his best to help Phineas.
  • Phineas' conditions are getting better. But he injury develops to infection and fever. He was able to survive because there was room for his brain to swell due to the open skull.
  • In 1800's doctors and scientists didn't know what caused sepsis ( infection ). Anton van Leeuwenhoek invents microscopes and step by step humans realize that bacterias are cause of ills and starts to fight with them. Unfortunately Phineas was born in beginning of this sensation.
  • After ___months Phineas Gage is fully recovered Physically. But not mentally. Phineas Gage became fitful indulging and full of anger. He was no longer capable Gage according to his co workers. Dr. Harlow describes him as"Gage was no longer Gage"
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