Phineas Gage: The Man Who Survived an Iron Rod Which Went Through His Skull

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“[H]e was ‘no longer Gage’”. In 1848, Phineas P. Gage suffered an accident that sent an iron rod through his skull, costing him an eye and most of his left frontal lobe. Against all odds, Gage survived; while he miraculously lived, he was a changed person. He became angry and vulgar—a far cry from the respected man that family and friends knew him to be. He is now seen as the first person who showed a definitive link between a head injury and a change in personality. Read full article here

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