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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.

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