Archivos de neurociencias (México, D.F.)
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RODRIGUEZ DE ROMO, Ana Cecilia. Reticula or neurons a different perception of the same problem. Arch. Neurocien. (Mex., D.F.) [online]. 2005, vol.10, n.1, pp. 26-32. ISSN 0187-4705.
Santiago Ramón y Cajal and Camillo Golgi received the Nobel Prize in 1906 for their contributions to the knowledge of the structure of the nervous system. This has been one of the mostcontrovertial chapters in Nobel Prize history because both scientists interpreted the same histological fenomenon in a different manner. Even though both were convinced of their own ideas, one of them did not have the feeling of triumph that one would expect for the recepient of the greatest distinction wich a scientist dreams of. Based on the analysis of speeches that were offered by both scientist during the prize ceremony, I try to understand how Cajal and Golgi assumed this honor and how they perceived the same circumstance.
Palavras-chave : Camillo Golgi; Santiago Ramón y Cajal; Nobel Prize presentation; nervous system.