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Santiago Cajal Doctor of Medicine, Ph.D.

Santiago Cajal Doctor of Medicine, Ph.D.

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1906
Co-nobelist: Camillo Golgi

Physician, Anatomist, Pathologist, Artist. Discovered nervous system structure. Stained nerve cells with silver nitrate. Proved nerve cell’s independence, impulse travels from one cell to another by synapse. Barber’s, Shoemaker’s apprentice.

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“Outstanding work results from immense zeal applied to great idea.”
 

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The Santiago Ramon y Cajal stated in his will that a Foundation is to be established to honor his professors and for an award for the best Anatomy student. The Santiago Ramon y Cajal Foundation in the School of Medicine, University of Zaragoza, Spain, is a non-profit scientific institution established on November 13, 1935 after Cajal’s death.

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Name: Santiago Ramón y Cajal
Birth: 1 May 1852, Petilla de Aragón, Spain
Death: 17 October 1934, Madrid, Spain
Affiliation: Madrid University, Madrid, Spain
Award: "in recognition of their work on the structure of the nervous system."
Portion of Cash: 1/2
Education: Doctor of Medicine, Zaragoza, Madrid, 1873. Ph.D., University of Zaragoza, 1877.
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