Camillo Golgi: The Dawning of Neuroscience
To establish the date of the birth of neuroscience is difficult and uncertain. In fact, the term “neuroscience” covers a vast range of biological sciences which today includes various disciplines: anatomy, physiology, neurochemistry, and genetics, as well as psychology and psychiatry. In a word, it includes everything which refers to the nervous system of living beings. Further, it is historically absurd to want to give the role of founder of neuroscience to just one person. Nevertheless, we may affirm that the work of Camillo Golgi amply contributed to the birth of neuroscience, and for this great merit he, together with Cajal, received the Nobel Prize.
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