Neurophilosophy, which recently moved over to the well-respected Science Blogs portal, yesterday posted an excellent feature about the discovery of the neuron.
Believe it or not, this image was published by Ramon y Cajal in 1888. He received the Nobel Prize in Medicine, with Camillo Golgi, in 1906.
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- López-Muñoz, F., Boya, J., & Alamo, C. (2006). Neuron theory, the cornerstone of neuroscience, on the centenary of the Nobel Prize award to Santiago Ramón y Cajal. Brain Research Bulletin, 70(4-6), 391-405.