170th Anniversary Gage Walk & Talk

When:
September 9, 2018 @ 2:00 pm – 4:15 pm
2018-09-09T14:00:00-04:00
2018-09-09T16:15:00-04:00
Where:
Cavendish Historical Society
VT-131
Cavendish, VT
USA
Cost:
Free
Contact:
802-226-7807

Phineas Gage

On Sept. 13, 1848, Phineas Gage left his Cavendish boarding house and walked into the annals of medical science. Gage was a foreman overseeing the blasting of rock for the laying of the railroad. Gage went from talking to his crew to being knocked off his feet when a charge sent a tamping rod through his head. He became the first documented case of traumatic brain injury and helped to usher in the field of neuroscience.

The walk includes the location of the accident, Dr. Harlow’s home/surgery, and the boarding house where Gage was taken after his injury. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

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