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
"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
"A Bradford book."
Includes bibliographical references (pages 503-543) and index