Cajal looked under the microscope at different parts of the brain and said, ‘It’s not like a fishing net,’“ Swanson says. "There are individual units called nerve cells or neurons that are put together in chains to form circuits.

Santiago Ramón y Cajal’s Artistic Skill Revealed The Hidden Brain : Shots – Health News : NPR

It’s amazing how detailed drawings were in the medical field during these early times. "The model of the nerve cell that everybody still learns is the one that Cajal laid out basically in the 1890s"


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