Phineas Gage Story

Phineas Gage Story
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  • The accident That Almost Killed Gage.
  • Gage was rushed to the doctor.
  • The doctor was in total awe.
  • In 1849 Phineas Gage was in a freak accident in which a 3.7 foot 13 pound rod was sent directly through his frontal cortex and severed his left frontal lobe.
  • Phineas became a wagon driver.
  • He was rushed to the doctor but the first doctor wasn't around so they had to find him...
  • He died in 1860
  • While with the doctor was with Phineas he put his hands through the wounds and touched his fingers, this was the worst accident he'd ever seen.
  • His skull was analyzed for science.
  • Phineas survived and became a long distance wagon driver, until...
  • Phineas died twelve years after the accident of Status Elilepticus. He should have died instantly.
  • Here lies Phineas Gage the man with a hole in his head R.I.P.
  • Phineas' accident contributed a great deal of new information to neuropsychology as they were able to figure out what frontal lobe's job as a part of ones brain, some say this accident was for the better.
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