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Phineas Gage
Phineas Gage: A Gruesome But True Story about Brain Science | John Fleischman
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Tells the story of Phineas Gage, a railroad construction foreman who survived eleven years years after an accident in which a thirteen-pound iron rod shot through his brain.
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Eggs
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In 1848, Phineas Gage‘s head was penetrated by a long metal rod near an explosion. In a second or two, the rod entered his left cheekbone and exited at the top of his forehead. Other than a blinded eye and a hole in his skull/brain, he was fine; however his brain/personality was totally altered. His skull and rod are at Harvard, and because of his tragedy scientists learned so much about the brain.

Leftcoastzen @eggs Thanks for spring tag a few days ago,I was trying to respond but it was when Litsy wasn‘t letting people post.👋 4y
Crazeedi I've heard about this incident before! Didn't know there was a book! Awesome!! 4y
Gezemice I know about the incident, too, but did not recall the name. Sounds like an interesting book! 4y
Eggs @Leftcoastzen no worries 😉 You‘re welcome 😍 4y
Eggs @Crazeedi @Gezemice It is fascinating and a quick read! 4y
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beaconhillbooks
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Just a remarkable story indeed. This book explains some of the science behind brains for middle graders.

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beaconhillbooks
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#currentlyreading #middlegrade #truthisstrangerthanfiction #nonfiction

This occurred right outside the town where I grew up.

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MSGirlTJ
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Adding to our curriculum this year, so I gotta read to help create the unit.... I've gotten lost in some of the background science. Bleh

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Bcox129
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Picked this up at my neighborhood Little Free Library today! I've always found this story amazing.

MrBook Oh my, interesting title. 6y
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Graciouswarriorprincess
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Love this cover! I am reading this on my dinner break based on a book share from my staff meeting. I love the meetings however working with librarians, my book list grows every month!

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BetaZee
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Fascinating read!!!! The power of the human body to overcome an accident. So much was learned about the brain through this account. I wonder if life would have been different for him if this happened today. His skull is on display at MIT. Add that to your bucket list!!

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ReadingOver50
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In 1850 a man's brain gets skewed by a long metal rod. He not only survives but lives another 10+ years as a productive citizen. A remarkable true story that led to many advances in understanding how the brain works.

Peddler410 I read this year's ago when it first showed up in my library. Fascinating story 7y
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