How Did Phineas Gage Change His Life

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Phineas Gage was just a typical railroad construction foreman until one tragic day. This day changed not only his life but also his physical appearance and personality. Phineas Gage was supposedly born July 9, 1823 but the exact date is still uncertain. Much of his life was normal until September 13, 1848. At 25, an accident that would change him forever occurred. While using an iron tampering rod to pack explosive power into a hole, it detonated. The force from the explosive sent a 43 inch long rod through his left cheek, tearing his brain, exiting his skull and landing 80 feet away. This accident was shocking but that wasn’t the most interesting part of this case. Phineas was able to walk to a nearby cart and speak to the people near by to
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