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Tamping iron that caused the injury to Phineas Gage, 1848

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Long cast iron bar tapered at one end and blunted at the other end. The bar is etched with an inscription that has been painted white. It rests in a…

Skull of Phineas Gage (1823-1860)

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Prepared human skull on an adult man with sectioned skull top and disarticulated mandible. Skull has healed fracture line through left orbit ending in…

Entry on Phineas Gage skull and tampan iron in A Descriptive Catalogue of the Warren Anatomical Museum


The museum entries for Phineas Gage's skull and iron bar can be found in the 1870 publication of The Descriptive Catalogue of the Warren Anatomical…