Phineas Gage Collection

Alternative Title

Collected materials relating to Phineas Gage (1823-1860)

Subject

Phineas Gage
Warren Anatomical Museum
Frontal Lobe
Brain
History of Neuroscience
Harlow, John Martyn, 1819-1907

Description

Collection of artifacts, documents, and specimens at the Warren Anatomical Museum and the Center for the History of Medicine relating to the traumatic brain injury of Phineas Gage.

Creator

Warren Anatomical Museum, Center for the History of Medicine in the Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Items in the Phineas Gage Collection Collection

Sixth plate (2 3/4" x 3 1/4") cased daguerreotype of post-injury Phineas Gage. Portrait-style image depicts Gage holding the tamping iron that caused his 1848 frontal lobe injury. Bar marked with inscription from the Warren Anatomical Museum. As with…

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