Phineas Gage Collection

Alternative Title

Collected materials relating to Phineas Gage (1823-1860)


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


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.


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 cased daguerreotype of Phineas Gage (1823-1860), 1850-1860
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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