Phineas Gage A Gruesome but True Story about Brain Science

ISBN-10: 0618494782

ISBN-13: 9780618494781

Edition: 2004

Authors: John Fleischman
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Description: 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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Book details

List price: $9.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 11/1/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 96
Size: 7.50" wide x 8.75" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

John Fleischman uses his brain as a science writer with the American Society for Cell Biology and as a freelance writer for various magazines, including Discover, Muse, and Air & Space Smithsonian. He has been a science writer at the Harvard Medical School and a senior editor with Yankee and Ohio magazines. He lives in Ohio with his wife and a greyhound named Psyche.

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