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For The Record

July 18, 2009

Phineas Gage image: An article in Thursday's Section A about the discovery of a daguerreotype showing brain-injury patient Phineas Gage said the iron rod driven into his skull by a blast was successfully removed. In fact, the blast that drove the rod through his brain also drove it out the other side (it landed 25 to 30 yards behind him). Also, the article said gunpowder caused the blast; it was caused by blasting powder.

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