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Phineas Gage Summary
Updated: 3/10/2020
Phineas Gage Summary
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  • Hi, my name is Phineas Gage. and I'm going to build a rail road!
  • Phineas Gage was a railroad foreman. It was September 13th, 1848, and Phineas was working on the railroad like he would any other day with his assistants.
  • However, something goes wrong. The black powder he and his assistants put in the formula, was dry and mixed. Due to that, the iron rod he was using, flies right through his skull from his left cheekbone to his forehead.
  • Despite his terrible incident, he manages to get to the hotel he lives in to get treated by a doctor.
  • The iron rod went through my head....
  • What happened? How are you still alive?
  • The doctor, Dr. Harlow, comes and asks Phineas what has happened as he tries to figure out how he is still alive
  • Phineas's wound develops an infection as it leaks an unpleasant smelling liquid. Dr. Harlow treats it however thinks that he will die any time soon.
  • It seems like you have an infection... I will treat it for you.
  • Woman should not exist!
  • 10 weeks after the incident, he is fully recovered. He starts going back to work again, however his friends and family notices that his personality has changed completely. He starts insulting his assistants and says bad thing about the presence of woman. He overall becomes a nasty, intolerable, and an unreliable person.
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