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Phineas Gage: A Gruesome but True Story About Brain Science
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Houghton Mifflin
Publication date November 1, 2004
Pages 86
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Juvenile Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780618494781
ISBN-10 0618494782
Dimensions 0.25 by 7.50 by 8.75 in.
Weight 0.75 lbs.
Original list price $9.95
Other format details juvenile
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Summaries and Reviews
Summary
A fascinating exploration into how the brain works details the strange case of Phineas Gage, who, in 1848, was injured at work when a thirteen-pound iron rod was shot through his brain, baffling scientists and doctors alike when he miraculously recovered but suffered a severe personality change. An ALA Best Book for Young Adults and Notable Book for Children. Reprint.
Amazon.com description: Product Description:

Phineas Gage was truly a man with a hole in his head. Phineas, a railroad construction foreman, was blasting rock near Cavendish, Vermont, in 1848 when a thirteen-pound iron rod was shot through his brain. Miraculously, he survived to live another eleven years and become a textbook case in brain science.

At the time, Phineas Gage seemed to completely recover from his accident. He could walk, talk, work, and travel, but he was changed. Gage "was no longer Gage," said his Vermont doctor, meaning that the old Phineas was dependable and well liked, and the new Phineas was crude and unpredictable.

His case astonished doctors in his day and still fascinates doctors today. What happened and what didn’t happen inside the brain of Phineas Gage will tell you a lot about how your brain works and how you act human.

Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780618052523 Book cover for 9780757566653
 
Reprint edition from Kendall Hunt Pub Co (October 26, 2009)
9780757566653 | details & prices | 86 pages | 7.50 × 9.25 × 0.50 in. | 0.92 lbs | List price $16.06
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from Houghton Mifflin (March 25, 2002)
9780618052523 | details & prices | 86 pages | 8.00 × 9.25 × 0.50 in. | Rec. grade levels 4-6 | 1.15 lbs | List price $17.99
About: Tells the story of Phineas Gage, a railroad construction foreman who survived eleven years years after an accident in which a thirteen-pound iron rod shot through his brain.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780618494781
 
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Reprint edition from Houghton Mifflin (November 1, 2004)
9780618494781 | details & prices | 86 pages | 7.50 × 8.75 × 0.25 in. | Rec. grade levels 4-6 | 0.75 lbs | List price $9.95
About: Tells the story of Phineas Gage, a railroad construction foreman who survived eleven years years after an accident in which a thirteen-pound iron rod shot through his brain.
Prebinding
Book cover for 9781417638864
 
Reprint edition from Paw Prints (May 9, 2008)
9781435274914 | details & prices | 86 pages | 7.50 × 9.00 × 0.50 in. | Rec. grade levels 4-6 | 1.04 lbs | List price $17.95
About: Phineas Gage was truly a man with a hole in his head.
from Turtleback Books (November 1, 2004)
9781417638864 | details & prices | 7.50 × 9.00 × 0.50 in. | Rec. grade levels 4-6 | 1.10 lbs | List price $20.80
About: Tells the story of Phineas Gage, a railroad construction foreman who survived eleven years years after an accident in which a thirteen-pound iron rod shot through his brain.

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