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Santiago Ramón y Cajal

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Neuroscientist.

Santiago Ramón y Cajal (1 May 1852 – 17 October 1934) was a Spanish pathologist, histologist, neuroscientist, and Nobel laureate. His pioneering investigations of the microscopic structure of the brain were original: he is considered by many to be the father of modern neuroscience. He was skilled at drawing, and hundreds of his illustrations of brain cells are still used for educational purposes today.


Sources:

1.) Carolyn Sattin-Bajaj (2010). Marcelo Suarez-Orozco. ed. Educating the Whole Child for the Whole World: The Ross School Model and Education for the Global Era. NYU Press. p. 165. ISBN 9780814741405. "In that sense, it was interesting to learn that Santiago Ramón y Cajal, the great pioneer of modern neuroanatomy, was agnostic but still used the term soul without any shame."

2.) John Brande Trend (1965). The Origins of Modern Spain. Russell & Russell. p. 82. "Cajal was a liberal in politics, an evolutionist in philosophy, an agnostic in religion..."