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Santiago Ramón y Cajal

Spanish scientist (1852-1934)

1852   -   1934


country of citizenship: Spain
native language: Spanish
languages spoken, written or signed: Spanish
educated at: Faculty of Medicine of the University of Zaragoza, Complutense University of Madrid
occupation: physician, neurologist, chemist, professor, photographer, pathologist, anatomist, politician, essayist, full professor
award received: Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, Pour le Mérite for Sciences and Arts, Helmholtz Medal, Grand Cross of the Order of Isabella the Catholic, honorary doctor of the University of Cambridge, Grand cross of the Civil Order of Alfonso XII, Medalla Plus Ultra, Croonian Lecture, honorary doctor of Harvard University, Foreign Member of the Royal Society, Honorary Doctorate from the National Autonomous University of Mexico
position held: president, member of the Senate of Spain, Vocal of the Junta para Ampliación de Estudios e Investigaciones científicas
student of: Florencio Ballarín Causada

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Santiago Ramón y Cajal (Spanish: [sanˈtjaɣo raˈmon i kaˈxal]; 1 May 1852 – 17 October 1934) was a Spanish neuroscientist, pathologist, and histologist specializing in neuroanatomy and the central nervous system. He and Camillo Golgi received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1906. Ramón y Cajal was the first person of Spanish origin to win a scientific Nobel Prize. His original investigations of the microscopic structure of the brain made him a pioneer of modern neuroscience. Hundreds of his drawings illustrating the arborizations ("tree growing") of brain cells are still in use, since the mid-20th century, for educational and training purposes.
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