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A Rail Road labourer, Phineas Gage (1823–1860) surviv­ed an accident in 1848 in which a long iron rod was blasted by explosive through his bonce, destroy­ing his brain’s left frontal lobe.  He thus became inadvertently the first recipient of the sort of lobotomies and leucotomies so widely beloved of 1950's psychiatrists. The injury transformed and brutalised his personal­i­ty so profoundly that former friends saw him as “no longer Gage.” It had made a mild-mannered man into a thug.

A Rail Road labourer, Phineas Gage (1823–1860) surviv­ed an accident in 1848 in which a long iron rod was blasted by explosive through his bonce, destroy­ing his brain’s left frontal lobe. He thus became inadvertently the first recipient of the sort of lobotomies and leucotomies so widely beloved of 1950's psychiatrists. The injury transformed and brutalised his personal­i­ty so profoundly that former friends saw him as “no longer Gage.” It had made a mild-mannered man into a thug.

Above we show a dramatic photo of Bull Chief, an Indian Warrior. It was made in 1908 by Edward S. The illustration documents this Indian in a head-and-shoulders portrait, facing front. He is wearing a buffalo headdress with horns.

Here for your consideration is a pleasing picture of Ndee Sangochonh, an Apache man. It was created in 1906 by Edward S. The photograph presents Ndee a stunning view of a Native American man.

A Russian prisoner of war, shot whilst trying to escape from a German prison camp. Nazis left his body on view as a warning to others, circa 1943.

A Russian prisoner of war, shot whilst trying to escape from a German prison camp. Nazis left his body on view as a warning to others, circa 1943.

The Gas mask family During the war life was very different. Seeing a whole family wearing gas masks, is not something you see during peacetime.

Victim of Nazi inhumanity. He was one of 150 prisoners savagely burned to death by Nazi SS troops.

Victim of Nazi inhumanity. He was one of 150 prisoners savagely burned to death by Nazi SS troops.