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Gage, Phineas (1823–60)

  • By: Shannon Gearhart M.D.
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Health
  • Edited by: Yawei Zhang
  • Subject:Public Health (general), Public Health Education & Health Promotion

Phineas Gage was a railroad foreman who endured a traumatic brain injury resulting in significant changes in his mental capacities. Over 160 years since his accident, Gage continues to play a significant role in defining the function of the brain in ...

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