John Martyn Harlow: Obscure Country Physician?

@article{Macmillan2001JohnMH,
  title={John Martyn Harlow: Obscure Country Physician?},
  author={Malcolm Macmillan},
  journal={Journal of the History of the Neurosciences},
  year={2001},
  volume={10},
  pages={149 - 162}
}
  • M. Macmillan
  • Published 1 August 2001
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of the History of the Neurosciences
If John Martyn Harlow is known at all in the neurosciences, it is because he was the physician who attended Phineas Gage and followed up his case. Although Harlows brief but insightful accounts of the changes in Gages personality are fairly well recognized, and his skill in treating Gage often acknowledged, Harlow himself is, for the most part, the shadowy figure caught by the self-depreciatory characterization of the sub-title of this paper. Although his contribution to the neurosciences was… 
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