Santiago Ramon Y Cajal {Famous


Santiago Ramon y Cajal (1852-1934) was one of the greatest Spanish scientists of the 19th and early 20th centuries. His study of the brain and nerve cells laid the groundwork for neuroscience. He was not a man who kept his studies to one specific field, but rather made lasting important contributions to several fields. He was not a man who went unnoticed, but he was highly regarded not only for his laboratory work, but also for his scientific writings and illustrations.
As well as being a great scientist Cajal was also an excellent writer. The personal anecdotes he gives in his autobiography are what make it so great. Cajal tells his life story in a way that holds the reader's ...

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work ethic to his father who impressed upon him the idea of hard work leading to success. Cajal came from a poor background and worked hard like his father, to succeed in life.
Justo Ramon Cajal, Santiago's father, started his career as only a second-class surgeon. He started his family and continued to work, harder than ever, in order to get money for higher education. Through hard work and perseverance, two qualities that Santiago would pick up later in life, Justo Cajal finally reached his goal of becoming a full surgeon when his son was six years old.
Santiago Ramon y Cajal was not always as hard working as his father. Early in his life, he ignored his studies for many other pursuits. Cajal was an avid artist and excellent with watercolors as a child. He did not have money to spend on art supplies so he had to save for weeks to buy paper and pencils. He could not buy watercolors, so he had to scrape paint off of walls, or leave matchbooks with water soluble paints ...

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been in trouble at school, and because he did not respond well to regular punishments, so his strict schoolmasters devised new tortures for him. Cajal's teachers decided that to teach him some manners, they would prevent him from eating throughout the day by locking him in a dark room after school without light until after dinner was over. Although this punishment was severe, Cajal made the best of it. One day after school, as he was in this room, he realized that there was a little slit in the shades that light could pass through. The light projected an image of the scene outside onto the ceiling of the room. Cajal also realized that when the opening, or aperture, of the light ...

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