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Phineas Gage : A Gruesome But True Story about Brain Science
by John Fleischman


Overview - Phineas Gage was truly a man with a hole in his head. A railroad construction foreman, Phineas was blasting rock near Cavendish, Vermont, in 1848 when a thirteen-pound iron rod was shot through his brain. Miraculously, he survived another eleven years and became a textbook case in brain science.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Phineas Gage was truly a man with a hole in his head. A railroad construction foreman, Phineas was blasting rock near Cavendish, Vermont, in 1848 when a thirteen-pound iron rod was shot through his brain. Miraculously, he survived another eleven years and became a textbook case in brain science. But he was forever changed by the accident, and what happened inside his brain will tell you a lot about how your brain works and what makes us who we are.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780618494781
  • ISBN-10: 0618494782
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
  • Publish Date: November 2004
  • Page Count: 86
  • Reading Level: Ages 10-12
  • Dimensions: 8.9 x 7.4 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.7 pounds


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