Handwritten note from Phineas Gage to Warren Anatomical Museum, August 26, 1854

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Alternative Title

Handwritten note by Phineas P. Gage instructing the Warren Anatomical Museum to transfer his tamping iron to B. R. Sweatland.

Subject

Gage, Phineas
Harlow, J. M. (John Martyn), 1819-1907
Brain Injuries
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Description

Manuscript document with the handwritten black ink inscription "3106 / Mr. B. R. Sweatland / Please deliver my iron / bar to the bearer / P. P. Gage / Aug 26th, 54"

Abstract

August 26, 1854 note to Warren Anatomical Museum staff from Phineas Gage (1823 - 1860) governing the transfer of his tamping iron to Benjamin Richards Sweetland (or Sweatland), a second cousin of Gage's mother. "3106" is the Warren Anatomical Museum object number for the tamping iron that resulted in Phineas Gage's injury.

Creator

Gage, Phineas

Date Created

August 26, 1854

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Is Part Of

Records of the Warren Anatomical Museum. AA 192.5.

Format

text

Extent

1 handwritten memorandum

Medium

memorandum

Language

English

Type

text

Identifier

AA 192.5.

Provenance

Handwritten memorandum authored by Phineas Gage and found in the Records of the Warren Anatomical Museum (192.5). Note refers to Warren Anatomical Museum object 03106, which is the number for the Phineas Gage tamping iron.

Files

gage memo 1854.jpg

Citation

Gage, Phineas, “Handwritten note from Phineas Gage to Warren Anatomical Museum, August 26, 1854,” Center for the History of Medicine: OnView, accessed June 24, 2018, http://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/items/show/18190.

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