"see the pointy end of the rod enter under his left cheekbone, pass behind his left eye, through the front of his brain, and out the middle of his forehead just above the hairline." Pg.6
"His men insist on carrying him to an ox cart for the short ride to town". pg.6
While the doctor was arriving, Phineas was sharing his miraculous story with all the towns people.
Phineas was healing at a moderate speed and was doing quite well, which had all the doctors bamboozled.
"His contractors, who regarded him as the most efficient and capable foreman in their employe previous to his injury, considered the change in his mind so marked that they could not give him his place back". pg. 20
After Gage was fired, he returned home to his mother in New Hampshire.