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Author Macmillan, Malcolm, 1929-

Title An odd kind of fame : stories of Phineas Gage / Malcolm Macmillan
Published Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2000

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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 562 pages) : illustrations
Contents Background to fame -- Early receptions: popular and medical -- The implications of Harlow's treatment -- The wonderful journey -- The damage to Gage's psyche -- Localization: the background -- Localization: the beginnings -- Localization in the brain -- Gage and surgery for the brain -- Gage and surgery for the psyche -- Gage, inhibition, and thought -- The popular stories -- The scientific stories -- The hidden portrait -- A realistic conclusion
Summary "In 1848 a railway construction worker named Phineas Gage suffered an accident ... : an explosion [that] caused a tamping iron to be blown completely through his head, destroying the left frontal lobe of his brain. Gage survived the accident and remained in reasonable physical health for another eleven years. But his behavior changed markedly after the injury, and his case is considered to be the firstto reveal the relation between the brain and complex personality characteristics."--Jacket
Notes "A Bradford book."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 503-543) and index
Notes English
Print version record
SUBJECT Gage, Phineas -- Health
Gage, Phineas
Gage, Phineas. fast (OCoLC)fst00440873
Subject Brain damage -- Patients -- United States -- Biography
Split brain -- History
Psychosurgery -- History
Brain -- Localization of functions -- History
Head Injuries, Penetrating -- history
Brain -- physiology
General Surgery -- history
Head Injuries, Penetrating -- surgery
MEDICAL -- Surgery -- Neurosurgery.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- Medical.
Brain damage -- Patients.
Brain -- Localization of functions.
Health.
Psychosurgery.
Split brain.
Hersenbeschadiging.
Gedragsverandering.
Persoonlijkheidskenmerken.
Medicine.
Health & Biological Sciences.
Neurology.
SUBJECT United States https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D014481
Subject United States.
Genre/Form collective biographies.
Biographies.
History.
Casestudies (vorm)
Biographies.
Biographies.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 99056640
ISBN 9780262278836
0262278839
0585477604
9780585477602