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Cajal's Neuronal Forest: Science and Art

Javier DeFelipe


Cajal’s Neuronal Forest: Science and Art continues the tradition set forth in the 2009 publication Cajal’s Butterflies of the Soul: Science and Art. This new compilation contains a vastly large collection of beautiful figures produced throughout the nineteenth century and the beginning of the twentieth century. These images continue to represent and illustrate characteristic examples of the early days of research in neuroscience. Most scientific figures presented by the neuroanatomists of the time were their own drawings; microphotography was not yet a well-developed technique. Therefore, a su ... More

Keywords: history of neuroscience, histology, anatomy, neuron, glia, light microscopy, methods, original old drawings of the nervous system

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780190842833
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2017 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190842833.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Javier DeFelipe, author
Prof, Instituto Cajal