Camillo Golgi

(1843—1926) Italian histologist and anatomist

Show Summary Details

Quick Reference


An Italian physician who developed a method for staining nerve cells with silver nitrate and who first demonstrated the existence of the branching processes named after him (Golgi body). In 1906 he was awarded (jointly with S. Ramón y Cajal) the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for his research into the structure of the nervous system.

http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/medicine/articles/golgi/index.html Biography of Camillo Golgi.

Subjects: Biological Sciences.

Reference entries

See all related reference entries in Oxford Index »

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.