Saturday, August 18, 2012

Another modern day Phineas Gage

Just spotted this item from Huffington Post shared by Stephen Chew on the PsychTeacher e-mail list: news of a 24 year old Brazilian construction worker who was impaled in his head by a 6-foot metal bar - and lived. I'm posting the photo below and video, but first wanted to highlight a couple of comments:
From the man's wife: "When he arrived [at the hospital] he told the doctors he wasn't feeling anything, no pain, nothing. It's unbelievable."
From the hospital's chief of staff, Luiz Alexandre Essinger: "[Essinger] said Leite was lucid and showed no negative consequences after the operation. 'Today, he continues well, with few complaints for a five-hour-long surgery,' Essinger said. 'He says he feels little pain.'"

Via Huffington Post

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--posted by Steve

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