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Santiago Ramón y Cajal: Vacation Stories


Haynes, RD, Santiago Ramon y Cajal: Vacation Stories, Bulletin of The History of Medicine, 76 pp. 623-4. ISSN 0007-5140 (2002) [Review Single Work]

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It was in 1905, the year before he shared the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine with his archrival in neurohistology, Camillo Golgi, that Santiago Ramón y Cajal finally risked publishing these provocative tales. We learn from Laura Otis’s excellent introduction that he had actually written these "antireligious, anti-establishment" stories (p. vii) some twenty years earlier, and they are therefore grounded in the cutting-edge science of the mid-1880s—in bacteriology at the time of Koch, in microscopy, and in hypnosis. Nevertheless, there are many aspects that have a disturbingly perennial relevance, not least the deliberate use of bacterial contamination for revenge.

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Item Type:Review Single Work
Keywords:book review, science and literature
Research Division:Language, Communication and Culture
Research Group:Communication and media studies
Research Field:Communication and media studies not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in language, communication and culture
UTAS Author:Haynes, RD (Dr Roslynn Haynes)
ID Code:121482
Year Published:2002
Deposited By:Office of the School of Humanities
Deposited On:2017-09-29
Last Modified:2017-09-29

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