The Only Living Man With A Hole In His Head

The Only Living Man With A Hole In His Head

by Todd Pliss

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Overview

One man. One Tamping Iron. One medical marvel.

Based on a true story, “The Only Living Man With A Hole in His Head” tells the tale of railroad foreman Phineas Gage, whom in 1848, had a three-foot long, inch-and-a-half in diameter, thirteen pound iron rod blast though his skull, taking out part of his brain, and the doctor who treated him and valiantly fought the medical establishment to prove the authenticity and merit of the case as Phineas Gage entered a journey into changed personality, the P.T. Barnum freak show and driving stage coaches in South America. It ended with medical science forever changed.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940013966871
Publisher: S.B. Addison Books
Publication date: 02/21/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 304
File size: 274 KB

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The Only Living Man With A Hole In His Head 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this book. Am a history buff, and was somewhat familiar with this case, or thought I was, but it was a gripping read. Great characters, exceptional period detail and just really super interesting the life Phineas lived and also of the doctor who treated him.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. It was very vividly depicted and I was able to connect to it. What I loved the most was being able to follow Phineas through his life as he learned to cope with the hole in his head and how his case would forever change the function of the human brain. If you love history, and familiar with Gage's story this is a must read! I promise you won't regret it!