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An odd kind of fame : stories of Phineas Gage

Author: Malcolm Macmillan
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st MIT press pbk. edView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Phineas Gage; Phineas Gage
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Malcolm Macmillan
ISBN: 0262632594 9780262632591
OCLC Number: 51318460
Notes: "A Bradford book."
Description: xiii, 562 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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.
Responsibility: Malcolm Macmillan.

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The true story of the first case to reveal the relation between the brain and complex personality characteristics.  Read more...

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The book's success lies in...Macmillan's skill as a writer...and his passion for collecting and presenting evidence.-Ian Glynn, Nature

 
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