Phineas Gage


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  • Phineas worked in explosices
  • Phineas Gage was head of a railroad building group. He was very good at controlling is workers. 
  • One day, Phineas got distracted and dropped his three foot tamping iron causing it to shoot up through his left cheekbone, through his left eye, and out of his forehead.
  • His men carried him in a wagon to a local hotel where a doctor cared for him.
  • Phineas's doctor was quite shocked to see that Phineas was alert, awake, and seemed relatively normal.
  • After the doctor examined his head, he thought Phineas would not live for a long time but after getting over a few sicknesses, Phineas lived for 11 more years.
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