Phineas Gage

Phineas Gage

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  • Phineas Gage is a person lives in the mid 1700s.He works for the railroad by blowing up rocks to make new paths 
  • So one day Phineas was working with his crew and he was using explosives.  He got distracted so he forgot to put sand on top of the gunpowder and his tamping rod hit the gunpowder and it exploded through his head. It was weird what happened because Phineas got up a few minutes after it and seem ok.When the doctor got to his house and Phineas was acting just fine but he still had to bandage his head.
  • He died of the accident...but that was 11 years later it is mystery how he survived, we are still studying it today. It did not seem like Phineas had changed but to the people who knew him he had changed. What happened in the accident was his emotions and his reason were cut by the pole.
  • Here lies  Phineas Gage
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