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In 1848, railroad worker Phineas Gage suffered an unusual injury, in which a three foot tamping iron was blown through his skull, making him on of the greatest medical curiosities of all time. We’ll discuss his time in Boston, his life post-injury, and the impact of his case on modern neuroscience.

Content warning: The details of Gage’s accident and injury are a little gory.

Show notes: HUBhistory.com/071

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