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'The Croonian Lecture: La fine structure des centres nerveux'. Pp. 444-468 in: Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Volume LV [55] [Fifty-five], January 18 - April 26, 1894. [Received March 1, 1894, read March 8, 1894.]

RAMON y CAJAL, Santiago (1852-1934):

Published by London: Harrison & Sons, 1894., 1894
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Entire volume offered. Contemporary 3/4-leather and marbled boards, rebacked with original spine preserved. Ink stamp on title page and p. iii. Old card affixed to rear pastedown. Ghost of spine label. Else Very Good. The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1906 was awarded jointly to Camillo Golgi and Santiago Ramón y Cajal 'in recognition of their work on the structure of the nervous system.' 'One hundred years ago, the Spanish scientist Santiago Ramón y Cajal delivered the Croonian Lecture (La fine structure des centres nerveux) of the Royal Society of London in which he not only set forth the connectionist approach to central neural processing, but also proposed mechanisms of functional nervous plasticity that were forerunners of recent views' (Abstract of Edward G. Jones, 'Santiago Ramón y Cajal and the Croonian Lecture, March 1894', Trends in Neurosciences, Volume 17, Issue 5, 1994, Pages 190192). 'A strong believer in willpower and individual initiative, Ramón y Cajal felt that vigorous mental exercise improved one's ability to think by creating new connections among dendritic trees. In his Croonian lecture of 1894, he even went so far as to speculate that intensive thought encouraged the growth of new collaterals. For Ramón y Cajal, the nervous system was a living, dynamic structure that could grow and change so dramatically because it was composed of independent, freely terminating elements' (Laura Otis, Networking: Communicating with Bodies and Machines in the Nineteenth Century, 2001, pp. 67-8). Eric R. Kandel, Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis, and the New Biology of Mind, 2008, p. 230. Marcus Jacobson, Foundations of Neuroscience (Springer, 1993), p. 239. Bookseller Inventory # 23493

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Publisher: London: Harrison & Sons, 1894.

Publication Date: 1894

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