The tragic accident of Phineas Gage in Vermont 1848 is probably the most well known case study in Psychology. An explosion propelled a metal rod into his left cheek area through the top of his skull, destroying much of his left frontal lobe. The accident was not immediately fatal and he was able to resume life for 11 years, however his personality was permanently altered. Although not immediately, this case provided great insight into the functioning of the brain and its role in personality.
This version of the famous Phineas Gage case is two dimensional. It measures approximately 2 inches in height and 1.5 inches in width. It hangs from a small ring rolo style chain that is silver plated. The suggested length dimensions for a woman are 18 inches in length, for a man 22- 24 inches. We also offer this piece on a leather cord. It is accompanied with a card that explains the significance of the case.