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

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Title

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

Subject

Gage, Phineas
Warren Anatomical Museum
skull
casts

Description

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 Museum. Gage's skull is listed as museum number 949 in the "Morbid Anatomy" in the "Second Division." Series XX lists bones in the museums collection. Dr. John Harlow began a correspondence with Gage's mother in order to receive updates about his health. Warren Museum curator, J. B. S. Jackson, D. D. Shattuck, Esq. (Gage's brother-in-law), Dr. Coon (Mayor of San Francisco), and Dr. J. D. B. Stillman were recognized for their retrieval of Gage's skull (no. 949) and the iron bar (no. 3106) from the accident. Museum entry 950 lists the cast that Dr. Henry Jacob Bigelow took of Gage's head in 1850.

Abstract

The 1870 publication of the Warren Anatomical Museum's Descriptive Catalogue which lists Gage's skull, a skull casts, and the iron bar from the accident.

Creator

Jackson, J. B. S. (John Barnard Swett), 1806-1879

Publisher

John Ford

Date Created

1870

Rights

The Harvard Medical Library does not hold copyright on all the materials in the collection. For use information, contact the Warren Anatomical Museum Curator at chm@hms.harvard.edu

Access Rights

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Is Part Of

J. B. S. Jackson, A Descriptive Catalogue of the Warren Anatomical Museum (Boston: A. Williams, 1870), 145-149, 683.

Is Referenced By

Format

text

Extent

1 Descriptive Catalogue (7 pages)

Language

English

Type

text

Identifier

00012_010_005_ref

Files

00012_010_005_ref.pdf

Citation

Jackson, J. B. S. (John Barnard Swett), 1806-1879 , “Entry on Phineas Gage skull and tamping iron in A Descriptive Catalogue of the Warren Anatomical Museum,” OnView, accessed June 21, 2024, https://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/items/show/26374.

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