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Phineas P. Gage: The man whose brain was pierced with an iron rod

A daguerreotype has been identified as being the only known photograph of Phineas P. Gage. On September 13, 1848 Gage was a 25 year old foreman of a blasting crew preparing a railroad bed outside Cavendish, Vermont. He used his 3 foot 7 inches, 13 1/4 pound iron rod to tamp

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