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Ramón y Cajal is the most outstanding medical scientist Spain has ever produced. Working under primitive conditions and isolated from the great German schools of histology, he was able in 1888 to provide morphological evidence to support the suggestions of Wilhelm His (Sr.) and August Forel that the neuron is an independent entity. This opposed Golgi's reticular theory that stated that each nerve cell was connected in continuity to its neighbors to form a network. Ramón y Cajal, displaying endless ingenuity, inexhaustible energy, and remarkable powers of observation, labored to establish his concept of the nerve cell, but the German
The World of Ramón y Cajal: With Selections from his Nonscientific Writings.. Ann Intern Med. ;70:238. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-70-1-238_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1969;70(1):238.
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