The Phineas Gage information page

Image of John Martyn Harlow, M.D.

Created by

Malcolm Macmillan
School of Psychology, Deakin University
School of Psychological Sciences, University of Melbourne
Victoria. Australia.

Now maintained by

The Center for the History of Psychology
The University of Akron, Ohio, USA.

Image of Phineas Gage

Acknowledgements: Portrait of Harlow and his photographs of Gage's skull courtesy Woburn Public Library; Daguerreotype and heads of Phineas Gage from Wilgus collection, courtesy of Beverly and Jack Wilgus; Tamping iron, Gage life mask, and the note from Phineas about his tamping iron, courtesy Warren Anatomical Museum, Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine, Harvard University; William Gilbert’s map of the R&BRR courtesy of US Library of Congress Railroad Map collection; Hosea Doton’s map of Cavendish courtesy Old Sturbridge Village; Image of Barnum’s American Museum courtesy The Barnum Museum, Bridgeport; Broadside of Phineas’ lecture-exhibition in Concord and Concord coach courtesy New Hampshire Historical Society; CT scan courtesy Dr. H. R. Tyler; Ratiu image courtesy New England Journal of Medicine and Dr. Peter Ratiu.

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Questions about the content may be sent to  Created 15th. August, 1999 by Ian and Malcolm Macmillan and last updated by them 11th. October, 2005.  Reorganized by Malcolm Macmillan and Matthew L. Lena 30th July, 2009 and Malcolm Macmillan and Cathy Faye, 2nd November 2012.

Copyright ©, Malcolm Macmillan, 1999-2012.