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Ramón y Cajal, Santiago

  1. Mitchell Glickstein

Published Online: 30 MAY 2001

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0002381



How to Cite

Glickstein, M. 2001. Ramón y Cajal, Santiago. eLS. .

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  1. University College London, London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 MAY 2001


1852–1934 Spanish histologist whose work formed the basis of the neuron doctrine: the idea that the brain and spinal cord are made up of individual cells, called neurons, and their supporting cells and blood vessels.


  • neuron doctrine;
  • neurohistology;
  • nervous system;
  • Golgi stain;
  • brain