Phineas Gage: A Gruesome But True Story about Brain Science

John Fleischman, Author
John Fleischman, Author Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) $16 (86p) ISBN 978-0-618-05252-3
Reviewed on: 03/25/2002
Release date: 03/01/2002
Science writer John Fleischman uses a clipped, engaging expository style to tell the incredible story of the railroad worker who, in 1848, survived the piercing blast of a 13-pound iron rod as it entered below his cheekbone and exited the front of his skull in Phineas Gage: A Gruesome but True Story about Brain Science. Photographs, glossary, a resource listing and index lend this textbook case the same sense of immediacy as do the words. (Mar.)
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