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Front Neuroanat. 2010 Mar 10;4:9. doi: 10.3389/neuro.05.009.2010. eCollection 2010.

The histological slides and drawings of cajal.

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Instituto Cajal, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas Madrid, Spain.


Ramón y Cajal's studies in the field of neuroscience provoked a radical change in the course of its history. For this reason he is considered as the father of modern neuroscience. Some of his original preparations are housed at the Cajal Museum (Cajal Institute, CSIC, Madrid, Spain). In this article, we catalogue and analyse more than 4,500 of Cajal's histological preparations, the same preparations he used during his scientific career. Furthermore, we catalogued Cajal's original correspondence, both manuscripts and personal letters, drawings and plates. This is the first time anyone has compiled an account of Cajal's enormous scientific production, offering some curious insights into his work and his legacy.


Cajal; drawings; histological preparations

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