September 13, 2011

September 13: Phineas Gage Hurt on the Job

Phineas Gage was the foreman of a railway work crew when an accident threw a rod of steel completely through his skull.

That was nothing to what came afterwards.

Read article here.

Pictured: Daguerreotype of Phineas Gage, from the photo collection of the Gage family of Texas. An identical image is owned by Phyllis Gage Hartley of New Jersey. Posted on Wikimedia Commons, as public domain image.

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