important work came to fruition in 1888 when he discovered the mechanisms that govern the connective processes of the nerve cells in the brain and spinal nervous system. His texts and drawings are still used for medical students to this day.
In 1906, Santiago won the Nobel Prize for Physiology and Medicine. The story goes that he was woken up one morning and shown a telegram from Sweden giving him the news. He commented, “This is a joke of the students” and calmly went back to sleep, only realizing the truth when he later read it in the newspaper.
So now you know why so many streets are called Ramón y Cajal. He was a very important man indeed.