Santiago Ramón y Cajal

Santiago Ramón y Cajal (1843 – 1926) was a Spanish biologist and pathologist

Described as the “father of modern neuroscience.”

1906 – Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine shared between Camillo Golgi and Santiago Ramón y Cajal “in recognition of their work on the structure of the nervous system.”

  • Born 1 May 1852, Petilla de Aragón, Spain
  • 1906 – Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
  • Died 17 October 1934, Madrid, Spain

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BA MA (Oxon) MBChB (Edin) FACEM FFSEM. Emergency physician, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital.  Passion for rugby; medical history; medical education; and asynchronous learning #FOAMed evangelist. Co-founder and CTO of Life in the Fast lane | Eponyms | Books | Twitter |

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