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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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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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