jueves, 17 de abril de 2008



Santiago Ramon y Cajal, Spanish histologist, Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1906 for discovering the mechanisms that govern the morphology and processes of connective nerve cells, a new and revolutionize theory that became known as the "doctrine of the neuron.

He was born on May 1, 1852 in Petilla of Aragon, Navarre and he died on October 17 of 1974 in Madrid.

He realized his primary school with the Jesuits in Jaca and high school at the institute of Huesca.

His theory a scheme estructural nervous system was accepted in 1889 at the Congress of the Anatomical Society and was known as the "doctrine of the neuron" and it highlights the transmission of nerve impulse.

He was conscripted into the military in the war in Cuba where he worked as a Doctor

His work and his contribution to neuroscience would be recognized, finally, in 1906, with the awarding of the Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine, award shared with the Italian Camillo Golgi, whose staining method applied Cajal for years.

Julieth Andrea Villamizar Ruiz
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