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Friday, July 17, 2009

Like He Needed Another Hole in the Head

A daguerreotype has turned up of the unfortunate Phineas Gage holding the iron rod that was driven through his head by an 1848 explosion.

The daguerreotype has been in the possession of Jack and Beverly Wilgus for 30 years, although they do not know its origin. They thought it was an image of a whaler holding his harpoon, but whaling experts viewing it online told them it was not. Then an anonymous tipster suggested it was Gage. [Link]

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