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.