On October 8th, 2021 an author named Katie Serena posted “THE SHOCKING STORY OF PHINEAS GAGE, The Railroad Worker Who Survived A Spike Through His Skull” this article talks about how Phineas Gage was just a young man who was very good at his job and always knew what to do and how to do it. Phineas was born in New Hampshire, and he was also raised there. By the time Gage was 25 he had become an incredibly talented blasting foreman that worked for railroad companies. Gage had been doing his job for years, so he was familiar with what he was doing, and he felt confident about it. Blasting rocks back in 1848 was risky, but Gage took the risk every day because he was experienced and skilled at the task. Gage was using his Iron tamping rod to pack the explosives powder into the hole and as he was packing it, the powder detonated sending the rod flying upward. When the rod came down it penetrated right through his left cheek and tore through his brain and exited through his skull before sending him 80 feet away. After all of this, Gage still lived, he laid there for a while, but he was conscious. Eventually he got up and started walking, everyone was helping him and making sur he was okay, they could not believe that he was even conscious. Phineas of course had to be seen by doctors so they could treat him.
Gage was now broken, disconnected, and impatient, said Mr. Harlow. Mr. Gage could not use the right side of his face, and he was blind in his right eye. Mr. Gage was going through a lot, but he was able to live his life and he kept going.
In this video the youtuber SciShow Psych basically speaks about all the different stories people write about Phineas Gage. He says that most people where making things up because there was not a lot of information about how long gage lived and that his symptoms were not that terrible. You really must read the articles and stories because a lot of them aren’t true. He talks about how people put made up things onto their stories just to catch the reader’s attention.