Nerve Endings

Nerve Endings

The Discovery of the Synapse

Book - 2005 | 1st ed
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Baker & Taylor
The dual stories of two doctors who jointly received the 1906 Nobel Prize follows the discoveries of Spanish countryside physician Cajal and Italian researcher Golgi, who raced against each other from primitive kitchen laboratories, made pivotal contributions to brain science, and ended their careers supporting significantly different theories. 15,000 first printing.

Blackwell North Amer
A true tale of scientific discovery, Nerve Endings chronicles not only the little-known story of one of the nineteenth century's greatest intellectual struggles but also describes the frailty, perseverance, and creativity of human beings.
Two doctors, the warm Spaniard Cajal and the cool Italian Golgi, struggled first against scientific barriers and ultimately against each other to discover what brain cells looked like and how they managed to contact one another. Both did their most important research alone in tiny laboratories set up on their kitchen tables, and both made profound discoveries that led to their jointly winning the 1906 Nobel Prize. Yet one of them found his way into the microscopic forest of individual cells, while the other died convinced that the entire nervous system is a network physically connecting every brain cell directly to its neighbors.

Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, c2005
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 0393060195 (hardcover)
Branch Call Number: 612.8 RAP
Characteristics: 240 p. : ill. ; 22 cm

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