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Published: 10 December 2009

512 Pages | 348 illustrations


ISBN: 9780195337846

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A Biography of the Founder of Modern Neuroscience


Paolo Mazzarello

  • This biography has been written by the most important specialist in the life of Golgi
  • Camillo Golgi is probably the most quoted name in current biological literature since there is no volume of a scientific magazine, like Science or Nature in which his name does not appear. Nevertheless his life is one of the most ignored in contemporary history of science and biomedicine.
  • The book has been written like a romance given the many culturally dramatic moment of Golgi's life facing the opposite theories of his antagonists, first of all that of the Spanish histologist and anatomist Santiago Ramón y Cajal.
  • The book contains the complete bibliography of Golgi and the detailed secondary literature on him up to now.
  • This book is unique for the detailed description of the major discoveries of Golgi in the context of the corresponding Italian and European history of science and society.

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