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Phineas Gage: A Gruesome but True Story About Brain Science

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

Good book

Wow! I ust got done reading this book in my 5th grade reading class and its amazing that Phineas lived for another 11 years,6 months, and 19 days after the tamping iron wen tthrough his skull!!!

posted by Anonymous on April 21, 2013

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2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

cjf3301 Phineas Gage

This is a very gory book about a man named Phineas Gage. He was injured in a railroad accident were a rod went through his cheek and then right through his head. Surprisingly he lived to tell about his horrible accident. Doctors were not sure how or why he lived, but...
This is a very gory book about a man named Phineas Gage. He was injured in a railroad accident were a rod went through his cheek and then right through his head. Surprisingly he lived to tell about his horrible accident. Doctors were not sure how or why he lived, but what they did know was that he became a completely different person than he was before the incident. His people from his town no longer wanted anything to do with this previous good willed man. He started to star in traveling shows as the living man with a hole in his head. This is a real life twisted story with interesting detail.

I personally did not enjoy this book it was a little too graphic for me. It was very science oriented and went into very specific detail about the brain and about medicine. I would recommend it for someone that loves science and that wants to learn about the brain and brain injuries. I did find interesting the effects that injury takes on the brain. So this is a great book just not for the non-science non-gruesome person.

posted by cjf3301 on October 17, 2011

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